MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Commuters in South Amboy and Edison will enjoy improvements to the NJ Transit rail stations in their communities.
Federal and state officials unveiled the newly-renovated South Amboy Station on Tuesday. The facility, which serves an average of 1,300 commuters daily, was essentially reconstructed in a multi-year project to improve accessibility for disabled customers. The upgrades also promise to improve convenience for all riders.
The new station will feature, among other things, newly remodeled and improved restrooms, a new communications system, climate controlled waiting areas and an elevator.
“The completed South Amboy Station project provides a true gateway for the residents of South Amboy, Sayreville and Middlesex County,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex). “The new platform and station improvements, together with the pedestrian overpass and new grade crossing that were previously completed, provide a safe, comfortable commuting environment for all who use the station.”
Last week, officials dedicated a new 477-space parking lot that more than doubles parking capacity at Edison Station on the Northeast Corridor rail line.
The new lot, located off Kilmer Road near the outbound platform, offers 120 daily spaces and 357 permit parking spaces. A walkway connects the lot to Plainfield Avenue, from which customers can access the Edison Station building and the inbound and outbound platforms. With the opening of the new lot, commuters have access to 816 parking spaces, including 339 in the reconfigured existing lots between Central Avenue and the inbound boarding platform.
Rates are $4 per day or $55 per month. Permits are sold on a quarterly basis. Edison Station is one of the busiest stations operated by NJ Transit, serving approximately 6,500 customers each weekday.
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