Spring Valley (Metro-North station)

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Spring Valley
NJ Transit Comet V 6037.jpg
Train #1629 leaves the Spring Valley Station, going over the Main Street (NY 45) crossing.
Location Municipal Plaza, 1 North Main Street
Spring Valley, New York, 10977
Coordinates 41°06′43″N 74°02′38″W / 41.1119°N 74.0440°W / 41.1119; -74.0440Coordinates: 41°06′43″N 74°02′38″W / 41.1119°N 74.0440°W / 41.1119; -74.0440
Owned by Village of Spring Valley (station)[1]
New Jersey Transit (line)
(leased to Metro-North Railroad)
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Transport of Rockland: 59, 91, 92, 94, Monsey Loop 3, Tappan ZEExpress
Commuter Bus Rockland Coaches: 11, 45
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 815 (Erie Railroad)[2]
History
Previous names Pascac[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus Pascack Valley Line
toward Hoboken
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New Jersey and New York Railroad
toward Haverstraw
toward Suffern
Piermont Branch
toward Piermont

Spring Valley is a Metro-North Railroad station and terminus of New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line. The station is in Spring Valley, New York, at Main Street, 1/8 mile from Route 59. It also serves as the Spring Valley Bus Terminal.

This line runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

Station layout[edit]

1  Pascack Valley Line Exit platform only (to yard)
 Pascack Valley Line for Hoboken

The station has one track and one low-level side platform.

History[edit]

During construction of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad, residents of what would later become Spring Valley demanded a station at the site of a farm road crossing. The residents felt that Eleazar Lord had chosen to give preference to the area at Monsey (formerly Kakiat) because he owned 8.5 acres (3.4 ha) in the area. They wanted access to shipping via the railroad, but the railroad would not promise service, even if the farmers built their own waiting shanty.[3]

The farmers did indeed construct their own station, a 10-foot (3.0 m) x 11-foot (3.4 m) platform with a wooden shanty. The station, which was named Pascac by the railroad, soon became a store run by a local named Henry Iseman. Once passenger service started, Iseman was evicted from the shanty, having to run his shop elsewhere in the area. The name "Spring Valley" was created by Isaac Springstead, a local farmer, who suggested the new name. With the new name change, a station sign was nailed to a nearby tree with the name "Spring Valley".[3]

Parking[edit]

Permit parking is operated by Allright Parking and accommodates 207 vehicles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pascack Valley Line: West of Hudson (World Rail Photos by Pierce Haviland)
  2. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Mott, Edward Harold (1901). Between the Ocean and the Lakes: The Story of Erie. New York: John S. Collins Publishing. p. 391. 

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