Murray Hill station (NJ Transit)

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Murray Hill
Murray Hill station, July 2010.jpg
Murray Hill station as seen in July 2010.
Location Foley Plaza, between Floral Avenue and Southgate Road, Murray Hill, New Jersey
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 986
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Fare zone 10[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 575 (average weekday)[2]
Services
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
Murray Hill Station
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit) is located in Union County, New Jersey
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit)
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit) is located in New Jersey
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit)
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit) is located in the US
Murray Hill station (NJ Transit)
Location The Circle,
Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°41′41″N 74°24′13″W / 40.69472°N 74.40361°W / 40.69472; -74.40361Coordinates: 40°41′41″N 74°24′13″W / 40.69472°N 74.40361°W / 40.69472; -74.40361
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1890
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake, Other
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002826[3][4]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Murray Hill is a New Jersey Transit station along the Gladstone Branch of the Morris and Essex line in the Murray Hill section of New Providence, Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on Foley Place, between Floral Avenue and Southgate Road.

History[edit]

The Queen Anne style station house was built in 1890 by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. It has been listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[3][4][5]

In 1982 a group of local volunteers stripped the many layers of paint off down to the wood and properly added coats of primer and the classic green color the station maintained for years. This effort was spearheaded by Arthur Braunschweiger, whose family owned a jewelry store in New Providence.

On March 23, 2013, the floor boards of the waiting room were completely replaced. It isn't clear if the replaced flooring was the original wood, though it is obvious that it had been in place for several decades at least. The rest of the station interior was left untouched during this maintenance.

Station layout[edit]

   Gladstone Branch no stop
   Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Berkeley Heights)
 Gladstone Branch toward New York or Hoboken (New Providence)

There is one long, low platform that is long enough for 5 cars. In addition to the building with ticket office and waiting room, this station stop has a bench shelter next to the single track. Permitted parking is available, along with bicycle racks along the station house wall. There is a small crossing (just short enough for one vestibule of the train), where trains stop for passengers on the other track to get off.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Murray Hill New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey

External links[edit]

Media related to Murray Hill (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons