Glen Ridge station

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Glen Ridge
Glen Ridge Station.JPG
Glen Ridge station
Coordinates40°48′01″N 74°12′15″W / 40.8002°N 74.2043°W / 40.8002; -74.2043Coordinates: 40°48′01″N 74°12′15″W / 40.8002°N 74.2043°W / 40.8002; -74.2043
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 28, and 29
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 33
(all buses on Bloomfield Avenue)
Other information
Fare zone4
History
Opened1860[2]
Rebuilt1872[2]; 1887[2]
ElectrifiedSeptember 3, 1930
Previous namesRidgewood[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,410 (average weekday)[3][4]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
  Former services  
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus
Montclair Branch
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Terminus
Montclair Branch
toward Hoboken

Glen Ridge is a New Jersey Transit station at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. Service through Glen Ridge comes from Hoboken Terminal and New York Penn Station and goes through to one of four termini, Bay Street (on weekends), Montclair State University, Dover and Hackettstown. The station depot is on-grade level with Ridgewood Avenue, with the platform and tracks below street-level.

Railroad service through Glen Ridge began in 1860 with the construction of a platform on the Newark and Bloomfield Railroad at Prospect Street (modern-day Ridgewood Avenue) known as Ridgewood. The tracks were built eight years prior and no service in the area began until a nearby flag stop opened for a private entrepreneur in 1857. The railroad built a new wooden station at Ridgewood Avenue in 1872, replacing that in 1887.[2]

The platforms at Glen Ridge, along with the stations at Bloomfield and Watsessing Avenue stations along the Montclair Branch were all built in 1912 during a grade separation program by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. The Glen Ridge station, like the Watsessing Avenue station, was set below street level. It is a contributing property to the Glen Ridge Historic District and the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[5]

Glen Ridge the site of the train station scene in the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile that starred Julia Roberts and in the film Far From Heaven.

Station layout[edit]

Glen Ridge's low-level side platforms are not accessible.

G Street level Station building and ticket machine
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Montclair–Boonton Line toward Bay Street, Montclair University or Hackettstown (Bay Street)
Inbound Montclair–Boonton Line toward Hoboken or New York (Bloomfield)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 761. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3.
  2. ^ a b c d "Transportation". Glen Ridge Historical Society. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  5. ^ "New Jersey and National Register Listings". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Station house