Bound Brook station

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Bound Brook
Bound Brook Station - April 2015.jpg
Bound Brook station in April 2015, looking east along the south platform
Location 350 East Main Street,
Bound Brook, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Somerset County Transportation:
Local Transit DASH
Construction
Structure type Canopy
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Racks
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 14
History
Opened 1842[2]
Rebuilt 1859-60, 1872, 1913[1]
Previous names Yellow Tavern (1840–1842)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 622 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward High Bridge
Raritan Valley Line
Former services
Preceding station   SEPTA.svg SEPTA   Following station
Closed 1981
West Trenton Line
Terminus
Central Railroad of New Jersey
toward Scranton
Main Line
toward Communipaw
Reading Railroad
toward Jenkintown
New York BranchTerminus
Bound Brook Station
Bound Brook Station, street view.jpg
Bound Brook station is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Bound Brook station
Bound Brook station is located in New Jersey
Bound Brook station
Bound Brook station is located in the US
Bound Brook station
Location E. Main St., Bound Brook, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°33′39″N 74°31′51″W / 40.56083°N 74.53083°W / 40.56083; -74.53083Coordinates: 40°33′39″N 74°31′51″W / 40.56083°N 74.53083°W / 40.56083; -74.53083
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1913 (1913)
Architect William I. Houghton
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002787[4]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Bound Brook is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The station building on the north side of the tracks is now a restaurant; the other station building on the south side is now privately owned. A pedestrian tunnel connects the south and north sides of the tracks.

The Norfolk Southern Railway's Lehigh Line, the railroad's main freight line into the New York City area – built and formerly owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad until merged into Conrail – is a few yards south of the south platform and is used by around 25 freight trains a day.

The station at 350 East Main Street was built in 1913[5] as a replacement station. This was a part of the Central Railroad of New Jersey Elevation Project from Elizabeth to Somerville (grade crossing removal). The station on the north side of the tracks replaced the original station (circa 1847-8) that was located on the south side of the tracks as built by the railroad then known as The Elizabethtown & Somerville Railroad.[6]

Bound Brook station was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[7]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two low-level side platforms.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Bridgewater)
Track 2 Raritan Valley Line toward Newark – Penn or New York (Dunellen)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machine, parking

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bianculli, Anthony J. (2001). Trains and Technology: Track and Structures. University of Delaware Press. ISBN 9780874138023.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. p. 64. ISBN 1891402072.
  2. ^ Bianculli 2001, p. 151.
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/train-spotting.html
  6. ^ Central Railroad of New Jersey
  7. ^ Bound Brook New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey

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