Finderne station

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Finderne
Finderne Station site.JPG
The former site of the Finderne station prior to sunset in January 2010.
LocationFinderne Avenue (County Route 533), Finderne, New Jersey
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)
PlatformsNone
Tracks2
Other information
Fare zone15[1]
History
Opened1851[2]
Closed1854 (first time)[2]
1972 (depot demolished)[2]
October 29, 2006 (second time)
Rebuilt1868[2]
Previous namesDun's Landing (1851–1854)[2]
Manville–Finderne
Manville
Former services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Somerville Raritan Valley Line Bridgewater
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
Somerville Main Line Bound Brook
Somerville
Terminus
Somerville – Jersey City
Local
Calco

Finderne or Manville-Finderne was a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in the Finderne section of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. Located along Finderne Avenue (Somerset County Route 533), the station contained only a platform and old station tracks.

The station, which once housed a small building between the tracks, had been without facilities for some time prior to its closure. The last train to serve Finderne was the 4:18 PM train to Newark Penn Station on October 27, 2006. In its last years the station had only three trains stopping on weekdays (one morning train from Newark Penn Station and two afternoon trains to Newark Penn Station) and none on weekends. The station was accessible by a stairway from Van Veghten's Bridge, which spans the Raritan River. The stairway is on the west side of the road on the north bank of the river.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Raritan Valley Line Timetables (2001 ed.). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit. 2001.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. p. 64. ISBN 1891402072.

Coordinates: 40°33′35″N 74°34′51″W / 40.55982°N 74.58073°W / 40.55982; -74.58073