Absecon station

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Absecon
Absecon Station - January 2018.jpg
Station platform in January 2018.
LocationSouth Station Avenue and Ohio Avenue
Absecon, NJ 08201
Coordinates39°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 byNJ Transit
Line(s)
Platforms1
Tracks1
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 508, 554, 559
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Parking170 spaces plus 6 ADA spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeABN (Amtrak)
ElectrifiedNo
Traffic
Passengers (2012)238 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Egg Harbor City Atlantic City Line Atlantic City
Terminus

Absecon is a NJ Transit station in Absecon, New Jersey on the Atlantic City Line. It is located at South 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 NJ 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 from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013.

External links[edit]

Absecon Station view from White Horse Pike