Bloomfield (NJT station)

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Bloomfield
Bloomfield Station.JPG
The Bloomfield Station facing downtown Bloomfield from the inbound platform.
Station statistics
Coordinates 40°47′34″N 74°12′00″W / 40.7928°N 74.2001°W / 40.7928; -74.2001
Line(s)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 28, go28, 29, 34, 72, 92, 93, 94, and 709
(on Bloomfield Avenue)
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 88
(on Glenwood Avenue)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Rebuilt 1912[1]
Electrified September 3, 1930
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,067 (average weekday)[2]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Montclair
Montclair Branch
toward Hoboken
Bloomfield Station
Bloomfield Station - 1908.jpg
The original station building in circa 1908, prior to the 1912 track elevation
Bloomfield (NJT station) is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Bloomfield (NJT station)
Location Washington St. and Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°47′33″N 74°12′3″W / 40.79250°N 74.20083°W / 40.79250; -74.20083Coordinates: 40°47′33″N 74°12′3″W / 40.79250°N 74.20083°W / 40.79250; -74.20083
Area 2 acres (0.8 ha)
Built 1912
Architect Nies,Frank J.
Architectural style Proto-Modern
Governing body State
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002631[3]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Bloomfield station is a New Jersey Transit station in Bloomfield, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The station is located in downtown Bloomfield, the second within the municipality, just west of Bloomfield Avenue. This is the second station served on the line after Newark Broad Street Station after Watssesing Avenue station.

The current Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and Watsessing Avenue stations along the Montclair Branch were all built in 1912 during a grade separation program by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.[1] Bloomfield Station has been on the National Register of Historic Places since June 22, 1984[4] and on the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office listings since March 17, 1984.[5]

The station has two ticket vending machines (TVMs) on the eastbound platform (to Newark and New York).

The station is the centerpiece of proposed plan to revitalize Bloomield's central business district. The former headhouse is privately owned but has not been redeveloped. In 2011, the owner announced they would sell the building, enabling the town to influence future plans.[6]

Bloomfield Station is the terminus of the go bus 28, one of the first lines to use bus rapid transit in New Jersey, making limited stops through Newark to Newark Liberty International Airport.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 1: Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. p. 102. ISBN 1-58248-214-4. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ Essex County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building - #84002631)
  5. ^ New Jersey State Historical Preservation Office (April 1, 2010). "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Essex County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. p. 1. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Frankl, Jell (September 13, 2011). "Developer backs off from Bloomfield train station". The Record/Bloomfield Life. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  7. ^ "go bus 28". New Jersey Transit. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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