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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby The EGE » Sun May 15, 2016 4:57 pm

And the station is open! Three years (Pennsauken) since NJT opened a completely new station, and eight (Wayne Route 23, Mount Arlington) since one with commuter service to NYC opened.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby Herring » Mon May 16, 2016 6:03 pm

Long-Awaited NJ Transit Station Opens, But Not Many Riders
By Jen Maxfield

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Transit-Station-Wesmont-Bergen-Wood-Ridge-379710731.html
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby Hawaiitiki » Tue May 17, 2016 1:52 pm

15-20 years ago, who would have thought NJ Transit would have an 2nd station in the metropolis of Wood-Ridge bordering quiet residential streets and a brownfield, a Pennsauken Transit Center in an equally trafficked area, and a nearly useless Newark Light Rail Extension (Broad Street) all three combined that will likely ended up serving less than 2000 people a day and cost a combined $265 million just to build, not including operation.

And also would have thought at that point, we'd have 0 of the following
•No additional Penn Station capacity
•No MOM
•No Northern Branch
•No New Portal Bridge

Gotta love the jaded priorities that make our home Jersey.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Tue May 17, 2016 3:24 pm

Hawaiitiki wrote:15-20 years ago, who would have thought NJ Transit would have an 2nd station in the metropolis of Wood-Ridge bordering quiet residential streets and a brownfield, a Pennsauken Transit Center in an equally trafficked area, and a nearly useless Newark Light Rail Extension (Broad Street) all three combined that will likely ended up serving less than 2000 people a day and cost a combined $265 million just to build, not including operation.

And also would have thought at that point, we'd have 0 of the following
•No additional Penn Station capacity
•No MOM
•No Northern Branch
•No New Portal Bridge

Gotta love the jaded priorities that make our home Jersey.


2 and 3 are not priorities. 1 and 4 are important, but you know how much money they will cost.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue May 17, 2016 4:24 pm

Everyone:

News 12 New Jersey posted a news report about the new Wesmont Station - available from other Optimum Cablevision service areas on their
Channel 612 interactive service - and the video of the report contained a noticeable error: The station name was spelled "Westmont".
That is the reason this station should have been named "Liberty Square-Wesmont" so no one confuses it with PATCO's Westmont Station in
Camden County. This may become a problem confusing the two stations even though they are in different geographical areas of New Jersey.

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/new-be ... 1.11802940

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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby philipmartin » Tue May 17, 2016 5:28 pm

Here's an article about Westmont opening, and it's not all good. http://www.northjersey.com/news/after-5 ... -1.1588018

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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby Hawaiitiki » Tue May 17, 2016 8:54 pm

Roadgeek Adam wrote:
Hawaiitiki wrote:15-20 years ago, who would have thought NJ Transit would have an 2nd station in the metropolis of Wood-Ridge bordering quiet residential streets and a brownfield, a Pennsauken Transit Center in an equally trafficked area, and a nearly useless Newark Light Rail Extension (Broad Street) all three combined that will likely ended up serving less than 2000 people a day and cost a combined $265 million just to build, not including operation.

And also would have thought at that point, we'd have 0 of the following
•No additional Penn Station capacity
•No MOM
•No Northern Branch
•No New Portal Bridge

Gotta love the jaded priorities that make our home Jersey.


2 and 3 are not priorities. 1 and 4 are important, but you know how much money they will cost.


I'm with you there, was just trying to come up with a few very useful projects that folks at one point thought were "done deals". It was a long time ago, but NJT and local polticos made it seem like HBLR to Vince Lombardi Park N' Ride (which will never happen now) was a certainty.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby philipmartin » Sat May 21, 2016 8:35 pm

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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby TDowling » Sun May 22, 2016 10:59 pm

I say just name it Liberty Square and get rid of all this Wesmont/Westmont confusion! ;)

It looks like NJ Transit has a maintenance shop at the Wright facility, according to GOogle Maps.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby EuroStar » Mon May 23, 2016 12:30 pm

philipmartin wrote:http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Transit-Station-Wesmont-Bergen-Wood-Ridge-379710731.html

NBC 4 New York presentation.


If 75 people have taken the train on Monday morning as the article claims, this station is destined for great success. Even 30 would be great for a station that has been open only for a week.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby CentralValleyRail » Mon May 23, 2016 7:39 pm

EuroStar wrote:
philipmartin wrote:http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Transit-Station-Wesmont-Bergen-Wood-Ridge-379710731.html

NBC 4 New York presentation.


If 75 people have taken the train on Monday morning as the article claims, this station is destined for great success. Even 30 would be great for a station that has been open only for a week.


People moved in YEARS ago expecting this as an amenity for paying a premium rent. If 75 people didn't show up it would've been alarming.

I wouldn't call it a success on any level NJT seems to feel the same way no ceremony nothing. GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby TDowling » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:25 pm

AFAIK, this is the only station on the Main/Bergen line with an overpass.
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby waldwickrailfan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:19 am

Secaucus, Kingsland, Waldwick, and Ramsey Route 17 also have overpasses
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby EuroStar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:14 am

The parking lot is under construction with a few pieces of heavy machinery on site. The concrete foundations for the light posts have already been poured. It appears that the parking lot will look like the one at Plauderville. While NJT projects are never completed quickly, by the look of it, the parking might be ready in 30-60 days.

Has anyone seen any recent numbers for the ridership at the station? I saw about 10 people getting off a train the other night, but what is the total ridership?
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Re: Wesmont Station

Postby EuroStar » Mon May 01, 2017 7:39 am

New walkway has been poured. They even have a couple of benches for 'parking lot' watching (why they face the parking lot instead of the train tracks is a puzzle to me). It appears that parking lot pavement and light posts should be coming in short order.
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