Many people think Rte. 79 starts at main St and runs NE to Matawan. If you explore the area, follow the FIT SE from South St. and you will discover at the corner of Mechanic and Jackson Streets the original CNJ Freehold Station. where the CNJ interchanged with the PRR (FIT). CNJ had a wye and several sidings for passenger and freight. The Freehold NJT bus station (behind Rita's on Main St,) dates to before 1900 and is the old PRR station.