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Little Silver
Little Silver platform.jpg
Little Silver station in January 2018.
Location Oceanport (Branch) & Sycamore Avenues
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Owned by NJ Transit
Line(s) North Jersey Coast Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Academy Bus
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access No
Other information
Fare zone 19
History
Opened 1875
Rebuilt 1890, 2003
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 783 (average weekday)
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Monmouth Park
toward Bay Head
North Jersey Coast Line Red Bank
Former services
Preceding station New York and Long Branch Railroad Following station
Monmouth Park
toward Bay Head Junction
Main Line Red Bank
Little Silver Station
LSticketbooth.jpg
The former ticket booth at Little Silver station
Location Little Silver, NJ
Area 0.2 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1890
Architect H. H. Richardson
Architectural style Richardson Romanesque
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No. 84002754
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Little Silver is a railway station in Little Silver, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is served by trains on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line. The station is located in between two grade crossings, and trains can back up traffic when they stop at the station.

History

The station was originally built in 1875 by the New York and Long Branch Railroad which was acquired by the Central Railroad of New Jersey. On June 30, 1882, the community became the site of an accident in which 5 of the 7 cars of the NY&LB's Lightning Express train plunged off a trestle bridge, killing 1 man outright, with 2 men dying of their injuries later. Former President Ulysses S. Grant was among the survivors of the accident. The original station house was replaced by the existing station, which was designed by the noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson prior to his death in 1886, and opened in 1890. The head house has been on the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984 listed as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource. The station exterior is constructed of sandstone with a slate roof, while the interior features rough wood paneling. It was renovated from 2001 to 2003 with Mark Fitzsimmons as the architect.

Station layout

The station has two low-level asphalt side platforms.

Ground/
platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Long Branch or Bay Head (Monmouth Park or Long Branch)
Track 2      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Hoboken or New York (Red Bank)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking
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