Gillette station

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Coordinates: 40°40′41.75″N 74°28′05″W / 40.6782639°N 74.46806°W / 40.6782639; -74.46806

Gillette
Gillette Station.jpg
Gillette station facing towards Berkeley Heights in July 2014.
LocationMountain Avenue, Long Hill Township, New Jersey 07933
Owned byNJ Transit
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station code707 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)[1]
Fare zone12[2]
History
OpenedJanuary 29, 1872[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)146 (average weekday)[4][5]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Stirling
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch Berkeley Heights
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Stirling
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch Berkeley Heights
toward Hoboken

Gillette is the first of three station stops on the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Line of NJ Transit, in Long Hill Township, New Jersey. The station consists of a small low-level side platform with a covered bench shelter on the inbound side of the single track. The station is located at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Jersey Avenue in the Gillette portion of Long Hill Township. The station has 82 parking spaces and bike lockers. The station serves trains that go to Gladstone, Summit, Hoboken Terminal and New York Pennsylvania Station for commuters.

George Howell was an engineer who surveyed the area for the New Jersey West Line Railroad. George Howell was an engineer who surveyed the area for the New Jersey West Line Railroad. The station is named after the local unincorporated area. According to local story, the area of Gillette was named after Rachel Gillette Cornish. Mr. Howell was married to Rachel Melissa Cornish, the daughter of Rachel Gillette. Since the Gladstone Branch was opened, the station has never consisted more than a shelter for passengers on the side of the tracks, unlike nearby Stirling, which once boasted a large station depot built in 1872.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Gillette station contains only a covered bench shelter on the low-level side platform, several newsstands, a pay telephone, and numerous benches facing the single track from the inbound side. Since the station has a ticket vending machine, tickets purchased on board the train are charged an extra $5 fee, which is a typical penalty for other NJT stations. The station is located in fare zone 12, making a one-way ticket to New York $12.25, $10.75 to Hoboken, and $7.50 to Newark Broad Street Station. Monthly passes from New York are $353.00, $310.00 from Hoboken, and $210.00 from Newark Broad Street. Bike racks are present next to the shelter. The station has the second-largest parking lot among the three stations in Long Hill Township, boasting an 82-space lot owned by New Jersey Transit, but contracted out to the township. Permits for parking there on weekday mornings cost $285 per year. At nights and from 3 PM Friday to 5 PM Sunday, parking is free there without a permit. Of the 82 spaces, 2 are handicap-accessible, although the station is not handicapped-accessible.[7] The closest accessible stations are Lyons and Summit.

The station sees use by nearly all Gladstone Branch trains during the week. On weekends, commuters must transfer to the Morristown Line at Summit, which goes to New York and Hoboken.[2]

Ground/
Platform level
Track 1      Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Stirling)
     Gladstone Branch toward Summit, Hoboken or New York (Berkeley Heights)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machine, parking

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Numbers". Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. 1952. p. 2. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. ^ Stitcher, Felecia (January 27, 1972). "100 Years Ago Saturday the Iron Horse Arrived". The Bernardsville News. p. 42. Retrieved October 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ "Gladstone Branch History". Long Hill Township, New Jersey. 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  7. ^ "Station and Park Info - Gillette". Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011.

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