East Orange station

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East Orange
East Orange Station - April 2015.jpg
The East Orange station in April 2015, facing toward Brick Church.
Location65 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, New Jersey
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms1 side platform and 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 21, 71, 73, 79, and 94
Intercity Bus Community Coach: 77
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone4
History
OpenedNovember 19, 1836
RebuiltApril 21, 1921–December 18, 1922[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)455 (average weekday)[2][3]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Brick Church
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch Newark Broad Street
Brick Church Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Brick Church
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
until April 7, 1991
Grove Street
Brick Church Morristown Line
until April 7, 1991
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Brick Church
toward Buffalo
Main Line Grove Street
toward Hoboken
East Orange Station
East Orange Station house jeh.jpg
East Orange station depot.
East Orange station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
East Orange station
Location in Essex, County, New Jersey
East Orange station is located in New Jersey
East Orange station
East Orange station (New Jersey)
East Orange station is located in the United States
East Orange station
East Orange station (the United States)
Coordinates40°45′40.8″N 74°12′39.5″W / 40.761333°N 74.210972°W / 40.761333; -74.210972Coordinates: 40°45′40.8″N 74°12′39.5″W / 40.761333°N 74.210972°W / 40.761333; -74.210972
Built1921
Architectural styleOther, Tudor Revival, Jacobethan Revival
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference #84002638[4]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

East Orange is a New Jersey Transit station on the Morris and Essex line in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. This elevated station was built in 1923 for the Lackawanna and now has trains from the Morristown Line and the Gladstone Branch, including service to Hoboken Terminal and Midtown Direct service to New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The station is next to the westbound lanes of Interstate 280 about five hundred yards west of the Garden State Parkway. The East Orange City Hall is north of the station.

The head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984,[5] listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[6]

History[edit]

Station owner New Jersey Transit decided to perform work at East Orange station to improve accessibility for the handicapped and to repair eighty-year-old viaducts at the station.[7] At a cost of $22.9m, repair work at East Orange, along with nearby stations Brick Church and South Orange, commenced in 2004.[8] East Orange received a mini-high level platform, the tracks surrounding the station were upgraded with concrete ties and the stairways leading to the platforms were replaced.[9]

Station layout[edit]

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 (Brick Church)
     Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Brick Church)
Track 1      Morristown Line toward Dover or Hackettstown (Brick Church)
     Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Brick Church)
     Morristown Line and      Gladstone Branch toward Hoboken or New York (Newark Broad Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 2      Morristown Line and      Gladstone Branch toward Hoboken or New York (Newark Broad Street)
G Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]

References[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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Monmouth County Listings, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 2, 2007.
  6. ^ East Orange New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  7. ^ M&E station improvement and viaduct rehabilitation NJ Transit official site Retrieved 2007-08-06
  8. ^ NJ Transit approves $22.9 million in viaduct repairs Progressive Railroading Retrieved 2007-08-06
  9. ^ NJ Transit breaks ground on three-station rehab project Progressive Railroading Retrieved 2007-08-07

External links[edit]

Media related to East Orange (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons