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Easily Navigate through the City of Elizabeth!

Being centrally located, Elizabeth, NJ in the crossroads of several major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike / Interstate 95, Interstate 278 (including the Goethals Bridge, which carries Interstate 278 over the Arthur Kill between Elizabeth and Howland Hook, Staten Island), U.S. Route 1/9, Route 27, Route 28, and Route 439. Elizabeth’s own street plan, in contrast to the more usual grid plan, is to a large degree circular, with circumferential and radial streets centered on the central railroad station.

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 153.78 miles (247.48 km) of roadways, of which 123.75 miles (199.16 km) were maintained by the municipality, 12.27 miles (19.75 km) by Union County and 11.80 miles (18.99 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 5.96 miles (9.59 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Mass transit

NJ Transit LogoElizabeth is among the U.S. cities with the highest transit ridership.

The city has two train stations on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and the Northeast Corridor Line. Elizabeth Station, also called Broad Street Elizabeth or Midtown Station, is the southern station in Midtown Elizabeth. The other train station in Elizabeth is North Elizabeth Station.

New Jersey Transit is planning a segment of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link (NERL), designated as the Union County Light Rail (UCLR). The UCLR was planned to connect Midtown Station with Newark Liberty International Airport and have seven or eight other stations in between within Elizabeth city limits. A possible extension of this future line to Plainfield would link the city of Elizabeth with the Raritan Valley Line.

New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 111, 112, 113 and 115 routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 24, 40, 48,59 and 62 routes to Newark, New Jersey, with local service available on the 26, 52, 56, 57 and 58 routes. To receive bus schedules and routes, click the links below for the main bus lines.

LOCAL 40 BUS – KEARNY TO JERSEY GARDENS
LOCAL 111 BUS – NEW YORK CITY TO IKEA/JERSEY GARDENS
LOCAL 24 – ORANGE TO NEWARK TO ELIZABETH

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