This paper reports the results of a study of the feasibility of rehabilitating underused suburban railroad stations. Seventy-seven stations on eight commuter lines in New Jersey were surveyed. Each station was inspected, photographed, and evaluated for its restoration potential by criteria that were developed for the study. The Red Bank station was selected as a case study. The study included the development of community and local government participation, the renovation of the 100-year old depot, the redesign of the passenger facility as an intermodal terminal for bus, rail, and taxi the redesign of the pedestrian facilities, and an economic analysis. The municipality has now taken possession of the station, which is used by 1500 daily commuters. Preliminary architectural plans have been drawn up, the station has been designated as an historic site, and the building restoration and sitework are nearly completed. This study is intended to be a prototype for other restoration projects that could modernize urban transportation facilities while preserving historically valuable structures. The emphasis is on maximizing the economic benefits of the project. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 57-63
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning and operations
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  • Accession Number: 00168073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026504
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM