kids encyclopedia robot

Bound Brook station facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bound Brook
Bound Brook Station - April 2015.jpg
Bound Brook station in April 2015, looking east along the south platform
Location East Main Street (CR 527-533), Bound Brook, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s) Raritan Valley Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Somerset County Transportation: DASH
Structure type Canopy
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Racks
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 14
Opened January 1, 1840
Rebuilt 1859–1860
July 1912–August 10, 1913
Previous names Yellow Tavern (1840–1842)
Passengers (2012) 622 (average weekday)
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
toward High Bridge
Raritan Valley Line Dunellen
Former services
Preceding station SEPTA.svg SEPTA Following station
Belle Mead
Closed 1981
West Trenton Line Newark Penn Station
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
toward Phillipsburg
Main Line Dunellen
toward Somerville
Somerville – Jersey City
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Belle Mead
toward Jenkintown
New York Branch Terminus
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
West Trenton
toward Philadelphia
Philadelphia – Jersey City
Wayne Junction
toward Chicago
Main Line
Until 1926
Manhattan Transfer
toward New York
Preceding station Lehigh Valley Railroad Following station
Flemington Junction
toward Buffalo
Main Line Roselle Park
South Somerville
toward Buffalo
New Market
Bound Brook Station
Bound Brook Station, street view.jpg
Location E. Main Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1913 (1913)
Architect William I. Houghton
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No. 84002787
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Bound Brook is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The station building on the north side of the tracks is now a restaurant; the other station building on the south side is now privately owned. A pedestrian tunnel connects the south and north sides of the tracks.

The Norfolk Southern Railway's Lehigh Line, the railroad's main freight line into the New York City area – built and formerly owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad until merged into Conrail – is a few yards south of the south platform and is used by around 25 freight trains a day.


The station at 350 East Main Street was opened on August 10, 1913 as a replacement station. This was a part of the Central Railroad of New Jersey Elevation Project from Elizabeth to Somerville (grade crossing removal). The station on the north side of the tracks replaced the original station (circa 1847-1848) that was located on the south side of the tracks as built by the Elizabethtown and Somerville Railroad.

Bound Brook station was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.

Station layout

The station has two low-level side platforms serving three tracks. The southernmost track and platform are not served by passenger trains.

Platform level
Side platform
Track 1      Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Bridgewater)
Track 2      Raritan Valley Line toward Newark Penn Station (Dunellen)
Side platform
Track 4 No service
Side platform, not in use
G Street level Station building, parking, buses
kids search engine
Bound Brook station Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.