South Orange - On the Rails

South Orange

July 19, 2021

I went to New York City over the weekend. I also went to New Jersey during the trip. We were going to see a few colleges, and Seton Hall was one on our list to visit.

To get there? We took the train to South Orange. I also took pictures.

South Orange has a really nice station in a really good location. All the other NJ Transit stations we passed along the way were near town centers. That's really good compared to the MBTA who built train stations a bit away from the town center, and more like a park-and-ride.


The nicest of the station entrances I saw. There was a nice fountain in front of it.


South Orange station as seen from the town center.

Let's get into some stuff about the station itself.

The station (like most other NJT stations along the way out) had a mostly low-level platform, with a mini-high similar to MBTA stations.

However, the station had a nice station building accessible from the platforms via stairs. These were locked when we arrived.

Also, NJT put up schedules on both platforms for passengers to view (not like the MBTA who attached them to a larger station sign. These were in nice stands.)


The outbound platform viewed from the inbound platform. The covering provided much appreciated help during this stormy day.


The outbound platform has a sign for the nearby Seton Hall University.


An outbound train arriving.


The tracks go directly straight from here.

Overall, South Orange is a really nice station. It's a shame the inside wasn't open (or we couldn't find the entrance).

Comments

Parker on July 19, 2021 at 7:33 pm: Nice!

Heli on July 21, 2021 at 7:52 pm: Cool!