Bridgewater station (NJ Transit)

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Bridgewater
Bridgewater Station March 2014.jpg
Bridgewater station seen from the High Bridge-bound platform in March 2014.
Location2 Cole Drive,
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Coordinates40°33′35″N 74°33′06″W / 40.5598°N 74.5517°W / 40.5598; -74.5517Coordinates: 40°33′35″N 74°33′06″W / 40.5598°N 74.5517°W / 40.5598; -74.5517
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Other information
Fare zone15
History
Opened1985[2]
Rebuilt1999[3]–July 17, 2000[4]
Previous namesCalco (1985–1996)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2012)336 (average weekday)[5] (NJT)
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Somerville Raritan Valley Line Bound Brook
Finderne
Closed 2006
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
Manville–Finderne
toward Somerville
Somerville – Jersey City
Local
Bound Brook

Bridgewater is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The station sits on the site of the former "Calco" station that served American Cyanamid prior to its closure. It was reconstructed in 1999 in conjunction with the construction of TD Bank Ballpark, and the ballpark's White Lot is used for station parking. The station has two short side platforms that can only berth two cars. The station house (on the eastbound side) only contains some benches, maps, and heaters. Ticket vending machines were installed on the inbound platform in June 2011. The station is not ADA accessible at this time. The parking lot will be under new management WLABT LLC. (Somerset Patriots) at $4 daily and $150 quarterly as of June 1, 2009. Somerset Patriots fans will continue to pay $2 per game.

Bridgewater station is proposed to be turned into the last stop on New Jersey Transit's proposed revival of the West Trenton Line. West Trenton trains will run southwest from here to the West Trenton SEPTA station in Ewing, and continue east along the Raritan Valley Line to its terminus at Penn Station in Newark.

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 (Somerville)
Track 2      Raritan Valley Line toward Newark – Penn or New York (Bound Brook)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machine, parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pilhofer, Aron (October 16, 1996). "NJ Transit Wants to Go Along for Ride". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. p. 12. Retrieved March 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "New NJ Transit Service to Newark/New York". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. June 5, 1985. p. 14. Retrieved August 28, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Station Makeover". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. August 14, 1999. p. 51. Retrieved March 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "All Aboard!". The Courier-News. July 20, 2000. p. 68. Retrieved December 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to Bridgewater (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons