Bloomfield station

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Bloomfield Station.JPG
The Bloomfield station facing downtown Bloomfield from the inbound platform.
Coordinates40°47′34″N 74°12′00″W / 40.7928°N 74.2001°W / 40.7928; -74.2001
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 28, go28, 29, 34, 72, 92, 93, 94, and 709
(on Bloomfield Avenue)
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 88
(on Glenwood Avenue)
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Fare zone4
ElectrifiedSeptember 3, 1930
Passengers (2017)1,537 (average weekday)[2][3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
  Former services  
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Bay Street
Montclair Branch
toward Hoboken
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 station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Bloomfield station
LocationWashington St. and Glenwood Ave., Bloomfield, New Jersey
Coordinates40°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
Area2 acres (0.8 ha)
ArchitectNies, Frank J.
Architectural styleProto-Modern
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference #84002631[4]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Bloomfield 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 New Jersey Register of Historic Places since March 17, 1984[5] and the National Register of Historic Places since June 22, 1984[6] and as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.

The station is the centerpiece of a plan to revitalize Bloomfield's central business district which has been designated a transit-oriented development (TOD) transit village.[7][8] 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.[9][10]

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.[11]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two ticket vending machines (TVMs) on the eastbound platform (to Newark and New York). The low-level side platforms are not accessible.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Montclair–Boonton Line toward Bay Street, Montclair University or Hackettstown (Glen Ridge)
Inbound Montclair–Boonton Line toward Hoboken or New York (Watsessing Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Bus connections

See also[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" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  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. ^ Essex County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building - #84002631)
  7. ^ "FAQ". Transit Village Initiative. NJDOT. July 9, 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Transit-Oriented Development". NJDOT. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  9. ^ Frankl, Jell (September 13, 2011). "Developer backs off from Bloomfield train station". The Record/Bloomfield Life. Archived from the original on October 2, 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  10. ^ Lee, Eunice (November 10, 2013). "Bloomfield sheds reputation for stalled redevelopment projects as buildings rise". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  11. ^ "go bus 28". New Jersey Transit. Retrieved 2012-04-30.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bloomfield (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons