West Trenton station
|SEPTA regional rail|
West Trenton station from an inbound train. The bridge in front of the station goes over Grand Avenue and Sullivan Way.
|Location||3 Grand & Railroad Avenues
Ewing Township, New Jersey
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||NJT Bus Route 608 (rush hours only)|
West Trenton Station
The station house from the tracks.
Ewing, New Jersey
|Area||4 acres (1.6 ha)|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Others|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP Reference #||84004031|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1984|
West Trenton station is the northern terminus of the SEPTA West Trenton Line. It is located at Grand & Railroad Avenues in the West Trenton section of Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, however this address only applies to the southbound station house on the west side of the tracks. The northbound station house is on the east side of the tracks and is located on Sullivan Way, which changes into Grand Avenue once it crosses under the tracks. SEPTA's official website gives the address as being in Trenton. The station has off-street parking, and is located in Fare Zone NJ. In FY 2013, West Trenton station had a weekday average of 292 boardings and 361 alightings.
Originally built in 1929 by the Reading Railroad, it was acquired by Conrail and SEPTA in 1976 and used for diesel service to Newark, New Jersey until 1981. New Jersey Transit took over passenger service between here and Newark until November 1982, thus transforming the station into a terminus. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since June 22, 1984. NRHP lists the northbound station house as the official address, which now consists of privately owned offices. There is an ongoing debate concerning a proposal to rename the station as "Ewing". This station is where the proposed New Jersey Transit West Trenton Line would terminate. As of August 25, 2015 as a result of the SEPTA and CSX separation between Woodbourne and West Trenton stations, the outbound platform was removed for the now CSX track to run around the SEPTA West Trenton yard and continue to Manville while all SEPTA traffic was diverted onto the Inbound track. Currently all SEPTA Service between Yardley and West Trenton operates on the Inbound track only.
The station was built in the Georgian Revival style as adapted for a medium-sized suburban station. It has a central two-story block constructed of brick and a hipped slate roof. The gable projects slightly on the east and west facades. Two one-story wings with slate roofs extend from the central block.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "SEPTA (May 2014). Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Service Plan. p. 62" (PDF). (539 KB)
- Coryell, Lisa (2007-12-03). "Township debating renaming SEPTA line Change to Ewing Train Station being proposed". Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- New Jersey Transit Proposed West Trenton Line map
- Meyer, Richard (August 1981). "New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey - West Trenton Station" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places focus. National Park Service. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
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