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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|
|Passengers (2012)||452 (average weekday)|
Lyons, New Jersey, USA
|Area||0.2 acres (0.081 ha)|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival, Mission/spanish Revival|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP Reference #||84002805|
|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.
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.
|■ Gladstone Branch||toward Gladstone (Basking Ridge)|
|■ Gladstone Branch||toward New York or Hoboken (Millington)|
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- "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Lyons New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
- "New Jersey and National Register Listings". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- Media related to Lyons (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons