Long Branch (NJT station)
|Address||224 Third Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
|Connections|| NJT Bus: 831 and 837
Academy Bus: Route 36 (on 3 Avenue)
Shore Points (on Bath Avenue)
|Platforms||1 island platform
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Passengers (2012)||1,171 (average weekday)|
The current Long Branch station was built in 1988 when electrification was completed to this point and replaced an older depot. The ticket office and vending machines are located in the glass building on the center of the high platform.
It is the terminus of diesel shuttle and electric service; a transfer is needed to continue most trips. On weekdays through train service between Bay Head and Hoboken is offered. Located in the heart of downtown Long Branch between grade crossings at Bath and Westwood Avenues, the station features a single high level island platform. Passengers arriving from Bay Head destined for New York platform on the eastbound track and must change trains across the platform to an electric local or express train. Long Branch Station features a large 11-track storage and maintenance yard for all New York-bound electric trains arriving and waiting to depart.