Mountain Station (NJT station)

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Mountain Station
Mountain Station - platform.jpg
Mountain Station facing eastbound from the New York-bound platform in December 2014.
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 92
(one block east on Scotland Rd.)
Other information
Fare zone 5[1]
Rebuilt 1870s, 1914–1915[2]
Previous names Montrose[2]
Passengers (2012) 321 (average weekday)[3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
toward Hackettstown
Morristown Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Mountain Station
Mountain station house.jpg
The eastbound station depot at Mountain station, seen in December 2014 from Vose Street.
Mountain Station (NJT station) is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Mountain Station (NJT station)
Location 449 Vose Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°45′17″N 74°15′13″W / 40.75472°N 74.25361°W / 40.75472; -74.25361Coordinates: 40°45′17″N 74°15′13″W / 40.75472°N 74.25361°W / 40.75472; -74.25361
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built 1915
Architect Nies,Frank J.
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body State
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002656[4]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1984

Mountain Station is a New Jersey Transit station in South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, along the Morris and Essex (formerly Erie Lackawanna Morristown Line). The station, built in 1915, has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.[5]

The station is somewhat unique in that when the Lackawanna Railroad rebuilt the Morristown Line during the 1910s and 1920s, to eliminate grade crossings between Newark and Millburn, Mountain Station was the only location at which the elevation of the railroad's roadbed was not changed. As a result, the grade crossing of Montrose Avenue at the eastbound end of the station was eliminated and the roadway was raised onto a bridge. At the westbound end of the station, the Mountain House Road crossing was eliminated entirely and a pedestrian walkway was built. The walkway was removed during the late 1970s as part of the re-electrification project for the line.[6]

At present, as in the past, most trains that stop here proceed onto, or have originated in, Hoboken. Most Midtown Direct trains into New York City bypass Mountain Station, but a large number do stop at the main station in South Orange, which is less than a mile to the south (timetable west). Midtown Direct trains can be accessed from Mountain Station by transferring at an intermediate station such as Orange, Brick Church or Newark.

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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. ^ a b Townsend Jr., Thomas Taber; Thomas Taber Townsend III (1980). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century - 1899-1960. Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Lycoming Printing Company. p. 753. ISBN 0960339825. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ Essex County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building - #84002656)
  6. ^ The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century (Volume 2) by Thomas T. Taber III, Lycoming Publishing Company, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1980.

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