New Providence station

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New Providence
New Providence Station - March 2015.jpg
The New Providence station in March 2015. The bridge for County Route 512 is in the distance.
Location 803 Old Springfield Avenue
New Providence, NJ
Coordinates 40°42′43.7″N 74°23′11.2″W / 40.712139°N 74.386444°W / 40.712139; -74.386444Coordinates: 40°42′43.7″N 74°23′11.2″W / 40.712139°N 74.386444°W / 40.712139; -74.386444
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 986
Intercity Bus Lakeland: 78
Other information
Fare zone 9[1]
History
Opened 1899[3]
Rebuilt 2010
Previous names West Summit (1899–1927)[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 558 (average weekday)[4]
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

New Providence is a New Jersey Transit station in New Providence, New Jersey along the Gladstone Branch of the Morris and Essex line. The original 1899 station, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad still stands. New Providence Station is located across from the intersection of Old Springfield Avenue and Division Avenue. Springfield Avenue was rerouted north of the station in 1931.[5] The former segment of Springfield Avenue on the opposite side of the tracks has been turned into an additional parking lot.

The station was originally named West Summit until March 1927, as the borough of New Providence felt there was confusion for not being on railroad timetables. The station rename was granted despite the fact that there was opposition by residents of Summit on renaming the station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

   Gladstone Branch toward Gladstone (Murray Hill)
 Gladstone Branch toward New York or Hoboken (Summit)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "West Summit Station Renamed "New Providence"". The Bernardsville News. March 24, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 18, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 755. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3. 
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Union County Road 512; Springfield Avenue over Gladstone Line (UglyBridges.com)

External links[edit]

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