Jersey Avenue (NJT Station)
Jersey Avenue Station is a New Jersey Transit station on the Northeast Corridor Line in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It is near Jersey Avenue in an industrial area next to a New Jersey Transit rail yard. Some rush hour and off-peak trains originate or terminate at Jersey Avenue. Most passengers are weekday commuters to Newark or New York City and no weekend trains stop at the station. Unlike all other stations on the Northeast Corridor Line, Jersey Avenue has low-level platforms (the rest are elevated), and it is the only station on the line that is not handicap accessible. The two platforms are separated by the station's parking lot. The Newark/New York bound platform is a covered island platform and the Trenton-bound platform is a side platform along Track 4 of the main line.
Jersey Avenue opened in October 1963 as part of an experimental park & ride program.
No trains from Trenton stop at Jersey Avenue (there is no platform on the eastward side of the main line); passengers to Newark or New York City must take a train which originates at Jersey Avenue. Some outbound trains terminate at Jersey Avenue, but many others stop at the low platform on the main Northeast Corridor Line. Passengers getting off a train at this low platform must use an end door towards the front of the train where trainmen have opened the trap.
Local trains are scheduled to take about an hour to travel the 34.4 miles to New York City; express trains take as little as 43 minutes.
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