Brick Church station

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Brick Church
Brick Church Station - April 2015.jpg
Looking east toward downtown East Orange
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform and 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 21, 71, 73, 79, 94, and 97
Intercity Bus Community Coach: 77
Local Transit ONE Bus: 24
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedNovember 19, 1836
RebuiltApril 21, 1921–December 18, 1922[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)2,041 (average weekday)[2][3]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Orange
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch East Orange
Orange Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Orange
toward Buffalo
Main Line East Orange
toward Hoboken
Brick Church Station
BRICK CHURCH STATION, EAST ORANGE, ESSEX COUNTY.jpg
Brick Church station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Brick Church station
LocationBrick Church Plaza, East Orange, New Jersey
Coordinates40°45′56″N 74°13′10″W / 40.76556°N 74.21944°W / 40.76556; -74.21944Coordinates: 40°45′56″N 74°13′10″W / 40.76556°N 74.21944°W / 40.76556; -74.21944
Area2 acres (0.8 ha)
Built1921
ArchitectNies, F.J.
Architectural styleTudor Revival, Jacobethan Revival
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference #84002636[4]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Brick Church is a New Jersey Transit station in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, along the Morris and Essex Line. Service is available from this station east to Hoboken Terminal, New York Penn Station and west to Dover and Hackettstown.

There are two transit lines that service this station which are the Morris & Essex Gladstone and Morris & Essex Morristown. There are 103 trains that come to the station which includes 19 trains during peak hours. During the FY2012, the average weekday board were about 1,610. This stop was ranked #24 out of 148 commuter rail stations. At this location there are available commuter parking and bike racks for passenger use.[5]

The brick church itself, originally the Second Presbyterian Church of Orange, can be seen north of the station. The church building dates from 1878, and Brick Church station was probably established not long after judging by the architectural style of the original station building.[citation needed] The present station building was opened in December 1922 when the track grade was raised above street level.[6]

Brick Church was the station stop for "the Oranges" made by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's through trains to Buffalo and the west. Its priority continues to this day under NJ Transit, Brick Church having more train service than either Orange or East Orange.

The head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984,[7] listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[8]

History[edit]

The station had served several Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and then Erie-Lackwanna Railroad, named passenger trains. These included the Lake Cities, Owl/New York Mail, Twilight/Pocono Express and the DLW flagship train, the Phoebe Snow.[9][10] Birthplace of Samuel Bush. Grandfather of President George HW Bush 41st President of the United States.

Station layout[edit]

The eponymous church

The station has two low-level platforms serving all three tracks.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 3 Morristown Line toward Dover or Hackettstown (Orange)
Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Orange)
Track 1 Morristown Line toward Dover or Hackettstown (South Orange)
Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (South Orange)
Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch toward Hoboken or New York (East Orange)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2 Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch toward Hoboken or New York (East Orange)
G Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "D., L. & W. Opens New Elevated Line". The Paterson Evening News. December 18, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved March 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  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. ^ http://www.njfuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Targeting-Transit-sample-station-area-profile.pdf
  6. ^ Taber & Taber 1980, p. 8
  7. ^ Monmouth County Listings, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 2, 2007.
  8. ^ Brick Church New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  9. ^ 1954 Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad timetable http://viewoftheblue.com/photography/timetables/DLW042554.pdf
  10. ^ 1961 Erie-Lackawanna timetable https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/ERIE_TABLE1_19610625.png

References[edit]

  • Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1980). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 1. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. ISBN 0-9603398-2-5.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brick Church (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons