Elberon station

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Elberon
Elberon station - January 2018.jpg
The Elberon station facing from the southern end of the Bay Head-bound platform in January 2018.
Location Lincoln Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Owned by NJ Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 20
History
Opened 1876[1]
Rebuilt 1898[2]–1899, October 1993[3]–June 3, 1996[4]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 117 (average weekday)[5]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line
Former services
New York and Long Branch Railroad
Main Line
toward Perth Amboy
Elberon Railroad Station
Elberon station is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Elberon station
Elberon station is located in New Jersey
Elberon station
Elberon station is located in the US
Elberon station
Location Lincoln Avenue,
Elberon, NJ, USA
Coordinates 40°15′55″N 73°59′51″W / 40.26528°N 73.99750°W / 40.26528; -73.99750Coordinates: 40°15′55″N 73°59′51″W / 40.26528°N 73.99750°W / 40.26528; -73.99750
Area 0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1899
Architectural style Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 78001777[6]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 9, 1978
Removed from NRHP October 30, 1990

Elberon is a railway station in the Elberon section of Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The station is served by New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line. Located at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Truax Road, It is the first station south of the electrified section of the line. The station has two side level high-level platforms and 229 parking spaces for commuter use.

Elberon station opened in 1876 as the fourth of four stations on the New York and Long Branch Railroad, a railroad jointly owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The railroad had a station downtown, along with stops at West End (Hollywood) and nearby Branchport. The depot caught fire on November 26, 1898 after burning telegraph wires ignited the depot, along with stations at Avon, Branchport and Asbury Park. Elberon burned completely while the rest suffered minor damage.

Elberon's depot was added to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1978. However, the depot caught fire on May 27, 1988, a complete loss. In October 1993, construction began on a replacement, which was finished and opened on June 3, 1996.

See also[edit]

Station layout[edit]

The station has high-level side platforms.

Ground/
platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 North Jersey Coast Line toward Bay Head (Allenhurst)
Track 2 North Jersey Coast Line toward Long Branch, Hoboken or New York (Long Branch)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merchants Halt Train Station Razing". The Asbury Park Press. June 1, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved September 26, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Railroad Stations on Fire". The Freehold Transcript. December 2, 1898. p. 2. Retrieved June 14, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Bailey, Steven E. (March 30, 1995). "Elberon Commuters to End 7-Year Wait". The Asbury Park Press. p. C3. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Perry, Wayne (June 4, 1996). "Revival Adds New Chapter to History of Long Branch Rail Station". The Asbury Park Press. p. B1-B2. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.