Brick Church station
Looking east toward downtown East Orange
|Platforms||1 side platform and 1 island platform|
|Connections|| NJT Bus: 21, 71, 73, 79, 94, and 97|
Community Coach: 77
ONE Bus: 24
|Opened||November 19, 1836|
|Rebuilt||April 21, 1921–December 18, 1922|
|Passengers (2017)||2,041 (average weekday)|
Brick Church Station
|Location||Brick Church Plaza, East Orange, New Jersey|
|Area||2 acres (0.8 ha)|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival, Jacobethan Revival|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP reference #||84002636|
|Added to NRHP||June 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.
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. The present station building was opened in December 1922 when the track grade was raised above street level.
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 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. Birthplace of Samuel Bush. Grandfather of President George HW Bush 41st President of the United States.
The station has two low-level platforms serving all three tracks.
|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|
- List of New Jersey Transit stations
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, New Jersey
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- "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Taber & Taber 1980, p. 8
- Monmouth County Listings, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 2, 2007.
- Brick Church New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
- 1954 Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad timetable http://viewoftheblue.com/photography/timetables/DLW042554.pdf
- 1961 Erie-Lackawanna timetable https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/ERIE_TABLE1_19610625.png
- 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.
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