Lyons station

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Lyons Station - facing westbound.jpg
The station at Lyons in 2010. The station depot, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, is seen behind the canopy.
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Intercity Bus Lakeland: 78
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 14
Opened 1931[1]
Passengers (2012) 452 (average weekday)[2]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
toward Hoboken
Lyons Station
Lyons station is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Lyons station
Lyons station is located in New Jersey
Lyons station
Lyons station is located in the US
Lyons station
Location Lyons Road,
Lyons, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°41′5.2″N 74°32′58.3″W / 40.684778°N 74.549528°W / 40.684778; -74.549528Coordinates: 40°41′5.2″N 74°32′58.3″W / 40.684778°N 74.549528°W / 40.684778; -74.549528
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1931 (1931)
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Mission/spanish Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002805[3]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Lyons is a New Jersey Transit station in Basking Ridge, New Jersey along the Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines. The station serves south Basking Ridge as well as the Hills and Liberty Corner. Two railroad crossings are located on each side of the station for the far side parking. Also, unlike many of the other stations in this area of the line, this station is one of the only ones that are handicap accessible. On the east end of station is an mini-high platform and ramp for disabled passengers. Outside the right grade crossing of station is a bridge on which trains pass over South Finley Avenue.

The single station building, on the north side of the single track, is of brick construction and was built 1931 to coincide with electrification and to serve the new VA Medical Center in Lyons (opened in 1930). A brass ornamental arch stands on the westernmost part of the platform. Permit parking is available on the station side of the tracks, as well as a large lot for permit and daily parking on the far side of the track. Lyons station was the second-to-last station depot built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, behind the station at Syracuse, New York in 1941.[1]

The station building was listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on March 17, 1984 and in National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984 as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[4][5]

Station layout[edit]

   Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Basking Ridge)
 Gladstone Branch toward New York or Hoboken (Millington)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 1: Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. ISBN 1-58248-214-4. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Lyons New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  5. ^ "New Jersey and National Register Listings". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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