Scranton (NJT station)

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Scranton
Station statistics
Address Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′37″N 75°40′20″W / 41.4103°N 75.6721°W / 41.4103; -75.6721Coordinates: 41°24′37″N 75°40′20″W / 41.4103°N 75.6721°W / 41.4103; -75.6721
Line(s)
Parking 30 spaces (existing)[2]
Other information
Opened proposed
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus   Lackawanna
Cut-Off

(proposed)
  Tobyhanna[2]
toward New York Penn Station

Scranton is the proposed terminal station for New Jersey Transit's passenger rail service from New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey, via the Lackawanna Cut-Off to Scranton, Pennsylvania.[3][4] Currently, NJ Transit provides rail service to Port Morris, New Jersey, via the Lake Hopatcong station. The proposal is to extend this service to Andover, New Jersey, in Phase I; to Blairstown, New Jersey, or Analomink, Pennsylvania in Phase II; and to Scranton in Phase III. Depending on funding, these phases might be consecutive or concurrent.

The Scranton terminus would be a regional station[5] near Steamtown. The new station would be built on Lackawanna Avenue along the northernmost track east of Bridge 60 (the railroad bridge over the Lackawanna River) and the Cliff Street underpass.[1] For parking, the station will use about 30 spots in Steamtown's existing lot.

From 1908 through 1970, passenger service to Scranton used the Lackawanna Railroad's large station. Now a Radisson hotel, the building also housed the railroad's regional headquarters.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Jersey – Pennsylvania Lackawanna Cut-Off Passenger Rail Service Restoration Project Environmental Assessment". U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, and New Jersey Transit in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. June 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Northwest New Jersey - Northeast Pennsylvania Rail Corridor Lackawanna Cutoff" (pdf). New Jersey Transit. November 2005. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lackawanna Cutoff". New Jersey Transit. October 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "NJ-ARP Annual Report 2008-2009" (pdf). November 19, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority: About Us". Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  6. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - PENNSYLVANIA (PA), Lackawanna County". Retrieved 2011-01-02.