Point Pleasant Beach station

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Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant Beach station.jpg
Point Pleasant Beach station facing south on the northbound platform on January 2018.
General information
LocationArnold Avenue and Route 35 northbound
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
Coordinates40°05′34″N 74°02′55″W / 40.09278°N 74.04861°W / 40.09278; -74.04861Coordinates: 40°05′34″N 74°02′55″W / 40.09278°N 74.04861°W / 40.09278; -74.04861
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 317 and 830
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Fare zone23[1]
OpenedJuly 29, 1880[2]
June 1994–January 1996[4][5]
Key dates
June 8, 1987Station depot razed[3]
2012329 (average weekday)[6]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line Manasquan
Former services
Preceding station New York and Long Branch Railroad Following station
Bay Head Junction
Main Line Brielle

Point Pleasant Beach is a train station located in Point Pleasant Beach, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line, and is one of the most significant stops on the NJCL portion between Long Branch and Bay Head. This station is located on one of the borough's major arteries, Arnold Avenue, Route 35, several blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, boardwalk, Manasquan Inlet marina, and within the community's downtown business, shopping, dining and entertainment nexus. The current building and platforms are approximately 10 years old, a consequence of the station's redevelopment yielding the modern fixtures and services. The station is handicapped-accessible.


Service at Point Pleasant Beach began on July 29, 1880 as part of the New York and Long Branch Railroad extension from Manasquan station.[2] The former station depot constructed by the Central Railroad of New Jersey was razed after being condemned due to the station settling to the ground. The 50-year-old structure was demolished on June 8, 1987, and replaced by a trailer.[3] After several delays, construction of the new station began in June 1994,[4] ultimately opening in January 1996.[7]

Station layout[edit]

The station features an enclosed ticketing/waiting area building adjoined to the inbound tracks. The southbound platform features some overhangs for protection from the elements but no major structures or services since the majority of people using this platform are inbound from the north due to there being only one more southerly stop. NJ Transit buses are frequently waiting adjacent to the southbound platform for connecting service for passengers arriving from stations northwards. The Point Pleasant Beach station features a fairly spacious parking lot adjoining the station building and northbound platform. Northbound trains serve track 1 and southbounds on track 2.

platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      North Jersey Coast Line toward Bay Head (Terminus)
Track 2      North Jersey Coast Line toward Long Branch, Hoboken or New York (Manasquan)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking


  1. ^ "North Jersey Coast Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: NJ Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Monmouth County Notes". The Red Bank Register. August 5, 1880. p. 1. Retrieved December 26, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b c "Station Demolished". The Asbury Park Press. June 9, 1987. p. A8. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ a b Sheehan, Neil A. (June 17, 1994). "Point Pleasant Beach Train Station Project on Track". The Asbury Park Press. p. 4. Retrieved November 21, 2022 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ Navarro, Bruno and Rubin, Jeffrey S. (January 10, 1996). "New Train Station Ready". The Asbury Park Press. p. 8. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) open access
  6. ^ "Quarterly Ridership Trends Analysis" (PDF). NJ Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "A Pleasant Point". The Asbury Park Press. January 10, 1996. p. 12. Retrieved March 24, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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