New Bridge Landing station

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New Bridge Landing
New Bridge Landing Station.jpg
The station at New Bridge Landing in May 2014. The former northbound platform is visible on the right side of the tracks.
Location Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue, River Edge, NJ
Coordinates 40°54′40″N 74°02′09″W / 40.9112°N 74.035969°W / 40.9112; -74.035969Coordinates: 40°54′40″N 74°02′09″W / 40.9112°N 74.035969°W / 40.9112; -74.035969
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 165 and 762
Commuter Bus Rockland Coaches: 11
Construction
Parking Yes (permit & daily)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Station code 777 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 6[2]
History
Opened March 4, 1870; 147 years ago (March 4, 1870)[3]
Closed Station building demolished in 1978[3]
Rebuilt 1896[3]
Previous names North Hackensack (1896–2009)
Cherry Hill (1870–1895)[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 465 (average weekday)[4]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Pascack Valley Line
toward Hoboken
Pascack Valley Line
(Closed 1983)
toward Hoboken
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New Jersey and New York Railroad
toward Haverstraw

New Bridge Landing Station at River Edge (known as North Hackensack until April 2009) is a New Jersey Transit rail station on the Pascack Valley Line. The station is located in River Edge, New Jersey and is located at Kinderkamack Road and Grand Avenue. It is one of two stations in the town; the River Edge station is also located in River Edge. With the addition of "at River Edge" to the station's name, New Jersey Transit now recognizes the station as being in River Edge; when the station was originally called North Hackensack, NJT regarded the station as being in neighboring Hackensack. The station was built in 1870, as part of the northern extension of the New Jersey and New York Railroad from Hackensack's station at Essex Street. The station depot was demolished in 1978[3] and replaced by a shelter.[5]

The station is named for the nearby tide mill hamlet New Bridge Landing, where George Washington and Thomas Paine crossed the narrows of the Hackensack River in his retreat after the loss of Fort Washington during the New York and New Jersey campaign in 1776.[6][7]

Layout and service[edit]

1  Pascack Valley Line toward Spring Valley (River Edge)
 Pascack Valley Line toward Hoboken (Anderson Street)

This line runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

The Pascack Valley Line provides service seven days a week.[8]

Bicycle access[edit]

Bicycle and pedestrian access to the station from the neighboring Township of Teaneck is easily linked via the Old New Bridge Road Pedestrian and Bike Bridge.

Bicycle Parking is available at the station.

Parking[edit]

A train pulling into New Bridge Landing station

Free parking is available near the station on certain days and times on several local roads.

Permit parking is operated by ParkAmerica. New Bridge Landing station's parking lot permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prices are as follows:

  • Daily Slot Box Parking: $4.00
  • Permit Parking: $123.05 per Quarter

A total of 42 daily parking spaces are available at the New Bridge Landing Train Station parking lot and are located on the perimeter of the lot at a cost of $4.00 per day as of 2008. (there are parking regulations, however).These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, are limited and tend to fill up quickly.

Due to increased ridership from bi-directional operation, an additional 143 parking spaces were added to a permit only parking lot on August 13, 2008, bringing the total number of spaces to 291.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pascack Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jones, Wilson E. (1996). The Pascack Valley Line - A History of the New Jersey and New York Railroad. East Hanover, New Jersey: Railroadians of America. p. 44. ISBN 0-941652-14-9. 
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. ISBN 1-58248-183-0. 
  6. ^ Reitmeyer, John. "NJ Transit to rename North Hackensack stop", The Record (Bergen County), February 3, 2009. Accessed February 3, 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/pdfs/HNBL_TrainStationFlyer.pdf
  8. ^ NJ TRANSIT PREVIEWS NEW SERVICE ON PASCACK VALLEY LINE
  9. ^ Progressive Railroading July 13, 2007 Accessed September 13, 2007
  10. ^ "Parking Capacity to Nearly Double August 13 at North Hackensack Station" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. August 12, 2008. Retrieved February 14, 2010. 

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