Garfield station

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Garfield
Garfield Station - June 2011.jpg
Garfield station as seen in June 2011 facing northward from the inbound platform.
Coordinates 40°51′59″N 74°06′19″W / 40.8664°N 74.1054°W / 40.8664; -74.1054Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 74°06′19″W / 40.8664°N 74.1054°W / 40.8664; -74.1054
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus: 160, 161, 702, 707, 709, and 758
Other information
Station code 2113 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 209 (average weekday)[2]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Bergen County Line
limited service
toward Hoboken
  Former services  
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
toward Ridgewood
Bergen County Railroad
toward Jersey City

Garfield is a New Jersey Transit train station served by the Bergen County Line. It is located in Garfield, New Jersey, USA on an elevated viaduct on Passaic Street at Midland Avenue. It is one of two stations in Garfield, with Plauderville being the other.

Garfield station has very limited weekday inbound service to Hoboken Terminal, with the last train leaving Garfield in the afternoon. Return service continues all day, with the last train stopping at approximately 1:00 am. Weekend service operates on a more frequent basis inbound. Parking is also very limited, as there are only bicycle racks on the Hoboken-bound platform and no street automobile parking. Pedestrian access is available via two staircases on Passaic Street, and at grade level on Somerset Street which runs near the end of the platforms.

In recent years, both stations in Garfield were relatively bare bones in structure and had seen limited service but Plauderville saw more commuters due to its ample amount of parking. In 2011, however, NJT gave Plauderville station a major overhaul by building high level platforms, making the station fully handicap accessible, and added more frequent service; the resulting increase in ridership at Plauderville has turned it into a mostly full service station, with more frequent inbound evening service.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two tracks, each with a low-level side platform.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Bergen County Line limited service toward Waldwick or Suffern (Plauderville)
Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Plauderville)
Track 2 Bergen County Line, Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Wesmont)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Ticket machines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Quarterly Ridership Trends Analysis" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.

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