Bound Brook (NJT station)

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Bound Brook
Bound Brook Station - April 2015.jpg
Bound Brook Station station in April 2015.
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 1847
Rebuilt 1913
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 622 (average weekday)[1]
Services
none
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward High Bridge
Raritan Valley Line
Bound Brook Station
Bound Brook Station, street view.jpg
Bound Brook (NJT station) is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Bound Brook (NJT 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)
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body State
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002787[2]
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 and Southern Railroad's Lehigh Line, the railraod's main freight line into the New York City area, (built and formerly owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad) 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[3] 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.[4]

Bound Brook station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984, along with over 100 other railroad stations within the state.

Station layout[edit]

   Raritan Valley Line toward High Bridge (Bridgewater)
   Raritan Valley Line toward Pennsylvania Station, Hoboken or New York (Dunellen)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/train-spotting.html
  4. ^ Central Railroad of New Jersey

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