Little Silver station

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Little Silver
The former ticket booth at Little Silver Station
Location Oceanport (Branch) & Sycamore Avenues
Little Silver, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Academy Bus
Parking Yes
Opened 1875
Rebuilt 1890, 2003
Passengers (2012) 783 (average weekday)[1]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
New York and Long Branch Railroad
Little Silver Station
NJT little silver.jpg
NJT's North Jersey Coach at Little Silver Station at night.
Little Silver station is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Little Silver station
Little Silver station is located in New Jersey
Little Silver station
Little Silver station is located in the US
Little Silver station
Location Little Silver, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°19′35.27″N 74°2′25.22″W / 40.3264639°N 74.0403389°W / 40.3264639; -74.0403389Coordinates: 40°19′35.27″N 74°2′25.22″W / 40.3264639°N 74.0403389°W / 40.3264639; -74.0403389
Area 0.2 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1890
Architect H. H. Richardson
Architectural style Richardson Romanesque
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002754[2]
NJRHP # 1999[3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984
Designated NJRHP March 17, 1984

Little Silver is a railway station in Little Silver, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is served by trains on New Jersey Transit's North Jersey Coast Line. The station is located in between two grade crossings, and trains can back up traffic when they stop at the station.


The station was originally built in 1875 by the New York and Long Branch Railroad which was acquired by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. On June 30, 1882, the community became the site of an accident in which 5 of the 7 cars of the NY&LB's Lightning Express train plunged off a trestle bridge, killing 1 man outright, with 2 men dying of their injuries later. Former President Ulysses S. Grant was among the survivors of the accident.[4][5] The original station house was replaced by the existing station, which was designed by the noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson prior to his death in 1886, and opened in 1890.The head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984[6] listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[7][8] The station exterior is constructed of sandstone with a slate roof, while the interior features rough wood paneling. It was renovated from 2001 to 2003 with Mark Fitzsimmons as the architect.

Station layout[edit]

   North Jersey Coast Line toward New York or Hoboken (Red Bank)
   North Jersey Coast Line toward Bay Head (Monmouth Park)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Monmouth County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. March 1, 2011. p. 6. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Plunging Into A Creek; Fatal Accident On The Long Branch Railroad". The New York Times. June 30, 1882. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Railway Accident.". Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 2 August 1882. p. 4. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Monmouth County Listings, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 2, 2007.
  7. ^ Little Silver New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  8. ^ Historic Places -- Monmouth County, New Jersey, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed June 8, 2007.

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