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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|
|Connections||Somerset County Transportation: DASH|
|Opened||January 1, 1840|
July 1912–August 10, 1913
|Previous names||Yellow Tavern (1840–1842)|
|Passengers (2012)||622 (average weekday)|
Bound Brook Station
|Location||E. Main Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|Architect||William I. Houghton|
|Architectural style||Classical Revival|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP reference No.||84002787|
|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.
The station has two low-level side platforms serving three tracks. The southernmost track and platform are not served by passenger trains.
|Track 1||←Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Bridgewater)|
|Track 2||Raritan Valley Line toward Newark Penn Station (Dunellen) →|
|Track 4||No service|
|Side platform, not in use|
|G||Street level||Station building, parking, buses|
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