Far Hills station

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Far Hills
Far Hills stationhouse.jpg
Location

Route 202 and CR 512
Far Hills, New Jersey

Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Intercity Bus Lakeland: 78
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone 17
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 154 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
toward Hoboken
Far Hills Station
Far Hills station is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Far Hills station
Far Hills station is located in New Jersey
Far Hills station
Far Hills station is located in the US
Far Hills station
Location Far Hills, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°41′8″N 74°38′3″W / 40.68556°N 74.63417°W / 40.68556; -74.63417Coordinates: 40°41′8″N 74°38′3″W / 40.68556°N 74.63417°W / 40.68556; -74.63417
Area 0.8 acres (0.3 ha)
Built 1914
Architect Simpson, L.R.[3]
Architectural style Renaissance
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002789[2]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Far Hills is a New Jersey Transit station in the borough of Far Hills, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States located at the intersection of Route 202 and CR 512, ½ mile east of U.S. Route 206.

The Spanish Revival-style station was built in 1914 and also includes an old freight station to the west in a similar design. The head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984,[4] listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[5]

The Far Hills station has a restaurant called Butler's Pantry and is part of the NJ Transit Gladstone Branch, offering service to Hoboken Terminal, and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via the Kearny Connection. The Far Hills station is also known as the Far Hills-Bedminster train station because of its proximity to the town. During an earlier era, most riders would get off at the Far Hills station for the horse races at the Far Hills Steeplechase Farm.

Far Hills station is a major exchange center for track configuration. This means that near the station, the track splits into 2 for east and westbound trains to get past each other.

Station layout[edit]

   Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Peapack)
 Gladstone Branch toward New York or Hoboken (Bernardsville)

In addition to the building with ticket office and waiting room, permitted parking is available, along with bicycle racks along the station house wall.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Richard Meyer (May 1981). "New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey: Far Hills Station" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-05-31.  Photo (1978)
  4. ^ "Far Hills Station". Focus. National Park Service. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Far Hills New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey

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