Denville (NJT station)

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Denville
Denville Station M&E.jpg
Denville station's Morristown Line platform.
Location Estling Road, Denville Township, New Jersey (off New Jersey Route 53)
Coordinates 40°53′2″N 74°28′52″W / 40.88389°N 74.48111°W / 40.88389; -74.48111Coordinates: 40°53′2″N 74°28′52″W / 40.88389°N 74.48111°W / 40.88389; -74.48111
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 3 side platforms
Tracks 4
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 880
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 16[1][2]
Electrified Yes (Morristown Line only)
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 521 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Morristown Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Terminus Boonton Branch
Some trains continued to Phillipsburg, New Jersey
toward Hoboken

Denville Station is a large New Jersey Transit station in Denville Township, New Jersey. Located on Estling Road, the three-platform station serves both the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line, with service to Hoboken or to New York City via Midtown Direct. The Morristown Line station is two low-level platforms located on a curve, with shelters and a mini-high platform while the Montclair-Boonton Line station is a single platform next to the closed Denville Tower. Denville Tower was constructed as an interlocking tower for the junction between the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Boonton Branch and Main Line. The station is the end of a short electrification stretch on the Montclair-Boonton Line and the second-to-last station seeing electrified service on the Morristown Line. After the fork, Morristown Line trains serve Mount Tabor station and Montclair-Boonton Line trains serve the Mountain Lakes station.

Denville station's Montclair-Boonton Line platform

Prior to the electrification of the Morristown line in the 1930s, Morristown line trains crossed the Boonton line at a right angle, just east of Denville tower, and continued northwesterly toward Rockaway. From Rockaway, the trains headed southwesterly into Dover. As part of the electrification project, the Morristown line was curved westward and joined the Boonton line in its present location. The track segment between Denville and Rockaway saw limited service after the 1930s, with service on the Rockaway Branch ending in 1948. Interstate 80 now occupies a short portion of the right-of-way.[4] The New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office considered adding the station to their historic building list, however this never went through and the station was demolished in 1992. Denville Tower was given consideration, twice, once in 1978 and again in 1999, but has yet to join the State Register of Historic Places or National Register of Historic Places.[5]

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  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables" (PDF) (May 23, 2010 ed.). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. pp. 1–4. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 1: Hoboken - Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. 
  5. ^ New Jersey State Historical Preservation Office (April 1, 2010). "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. p. 12. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 

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