Absecon station

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Absecon
Absecon Station view from White Horse Pike.jpg
Location South Station Avenue and Ohio Avenue
Absecon, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°25′27″N 74°30′06″W / 39.4241°N 74.5016°W / 39.4241; -74.5016Coordinates: 39°25′27″N 74°30′06″W / 39.4241°N 74.5016°W / 39.4241; -74.5016
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 508, 554, 559
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking 170 spaces plus 6 ADA spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code ABN(Amtrak)
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 238 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Philadelphia
Atlantic City Line
Terminus

Absecon is a New Jersey Transit station in Absecon, New Jersey on the Atlantic City Line. It is located at Station and Ohio Avenues.

In 1938, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ordered the elimination of grade crossings in Absecon. The project was more than a mile long and covered five crossings. By this time, the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (who owned it at the time) was five years old. the railroad was already working on acquiring land in August of that year. Due to the need to span Absecon Creek and Shore Road, an 'unusual' concrete and steel trestle was planned. It appears that the project was funded, at least in part, by the Public Works Administration. In March 1940, the project reportedly cost $1.5 million and included a 'fireproof' station level with the elevated tracks. Even with the 1989 upgrade of the line owned by New Jersey Transit, most of the Absecon Station still survives 72 years later.

Station layout[edit]

2F
Platform level
New Jersey Transit Atlantic City Line toward 30th Street (Egg Harbor City)
Atlantic City Line toward Atlantic City (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
1G Street Level NJT Bus Route 554 & 559

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Platform view