Long Branch station

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Long Branch
CometV6067 atLongBranch.JPG
Location 224 3rd Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Coordinates 40°17′48.87″N 73°59′17.31″W / 40.2969083°N 73.9881417°W / 40.2969083; -73.9881417Coordinates: 40°17′48.87″N 73°59′17.31″W / 40.2969083°N 73.9881417°W / 40.2969083; -73.9881417
Owned by NJ Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 831 and 837
Local Transit Academy Bus: Route 36 (on 3 Avenue)
Shore Points (on Bath Avenue)
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 20
History
Rebuilt 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,171 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line
  Former services  
Preceding station   Central Railroad of New Jersey   Following station
toward Bay Head
New York and Long Branch Railroad
toward South Amboy
Pennsylvania Railroad
New York and Long Branch Railroad
toward Camden
Camden – Long Branch Terminus

Long Branch is a NJ Transit commuter rail station on the North Jersey Coast Line, located in Long Branch, New Jersey, United States, and serving Long Branch, West Long Branch and Eatontown.

The current Long Branch station was built in 1988 when electrification was completed to this point and replaced an older depot, the ticket office and vending machines are located in the glass building on the center of the high platform.

Station layout[edit]

Long Branch is the terminus of diesel shuttle and electric service; a transfer is needed to continue most trips. On weekdays through train service between Bay Head and Hoboken is offered. Located in the heart of downtown Long Branch between grade crossings at Bath and Westwood Avenues, the station features a single high level island platform accessible from a crosswalk across Track 2. Passengers arriving from Bay Head destined for New York platform on the eastbound track and must change trains across the platform to an electric local or express train. Long Branch station features a large 11-track storage and maintenance yard for all New York-bound electric trains arriving and waiting to depart.

Ground/
platform level
Track 1 North Jersey Coast Line electric termination track
North Jersey Coast Line toward Bay Head (Elberon)
North Jersey Coast Line toward Hoboken or New York (Monmouth Park or Little Silver)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2 North Jersey Coast Line toward Bay Head (Elberon)
North Jersey Coast Line toward Hoboken or New York (Monmouth Park or Little Silver)
North Jersey Coast Line diesel termination track →
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. December 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2012.