Morristown (NJT station)

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Morristown
Train Station, Morristown, New Jersey (8537564191).jpg
The station building in 2012.
Station statistics
Address 122 Morris St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Line(s)
Connections NJT Bus: 871, 872, 873, 874, 880
Community Coach: 77
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 455 spaces
Other information
Opened November 3, 1913
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Fare zone 14
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1,935 (average weekday)[1]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Morristown Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Morristown Railroad Station)
Morristown (NJT station) is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Morristown (NJT station)
Location Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°47′50″N 74°28′27″W / 40.79722°N 74.47417°W / 40.79722; -74.47417Coordinates: 40°47′50″N 74°28′27″W / 40.79722°N 74.47417°W / 40.79722; -74.47417
NRHP Reference # 80002514
Added to NRHP 1980

Morristown is a New Jersey Transit rail station on the Morristown Line, located in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It serves an average of 1,800 passengers on a typical weekday. Construction of the historic station began in 1912 and the facility opened November 3, 1913. A station agent and waiting room are available seven days a week. The station's interior was featured in Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" video (1984).[2] Just west of the station, at Baker Interlocking the Morristown & Erie Railway branches off the NJT line. The M&E's offices and shop are here.

Morristown received ADA mini-high level platforms in 2005 to make the station handicapped accessible. The eastbound ramp is near Morris Street and the westbound ramp is just west of the old freight house. Morristown station has 455 parking spaces spread across three different lots near the station.

History[edit]

A predecessor station was the terminus of the Morris and Essex Railroad, using the same railbed, constructed in 1835.[3]

Ultimately the line extended to the east to the Hudson River connecting to New York by Ferry.

The line was previously used by a series of Lackawanna and Erie Lackawanna railway companies from the 1930s until the 1960. The 1913-built Delaware, Lackawanna and Western station house was designed by Frank J. Nies and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.[4]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Cyndi Lauper (1984). Time After Time (music video). BMG Music. Event occurs at 3:40. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ Erie Lackawanna Historical Society
  4. ^ Morris County Listings of the National Register of Historic Places

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