Suffern (NJT station)

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Suffern
Suffern train station 2010.jpg
The station at Suffern, looking north along the tracks toward Nordkop Mountain.
Station statistics
Address 2 Ramapo Avenue & Chestnut Street, Suffern, New York
Coordinates 41°06′50″N 74°09′14″W / 41.113972°N 74.153894°W / 41.113972; -74.153894Coordinates: 41°06′50″N 74°09′14″W / 41.113972°N 74.153894°W / 41.113972; -74.153894
Line(s)

Metro-North Railroad:

New Jersey Transit:

Connections Local Transit Transport of Rockland: 59, 93, Monsey Loop 3, Tappan ZEExpress
(2 blocks north on Chestnut Street)
Intercity Bus Short Line Bus: 17M/MD/SF
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1941
Station code 2501 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 14[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 830 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus Main Line
toward Hoboken
Bergen County Line
MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Railroad
toward Port Jervis
Port Jervis Line
toward Hoboken
Erie Railroad
Main Line
(freight only)
Main Line

Suffern Station is a train station in Suffern, New York, United States, controlled by New Jersey Transit[4] and also used by the Metro-North Railroad. Metro-North's Port Jervis Line joins New Jersey Transit's Main Line at this station. These two lines offer service (usually one-seat) from Port Jervis to Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City via Secaucus Junction. Most trains arriving from Port Jervis and headed to New York/Hoboken during rush-hour do not make any stops between Suffern and Secaucus, though a few also stop at Ramsey Route 17 and Ridgewood on the way. The same is true of trains coming back in the evening rush-hour.

The current station was built in 1941 by the Erie Railroad and replaced an older station near the site of the current New York State Thruway overpass. That older station, built in 1887, was destroyed in 1941 when the new station was built. A Wells Fargo Express Mail depot built in 1908 occupies the site and is now a museum.[5]

Suffern is the only station used by New Jersey Transit in New York that does not have Metro North-styled signage trackside, instead employing NJT's black and white signs.

Station layout[edit]

  Main Line termination track
Bergen County Line termination track
Port Jervis Line toward Port Jervis (Sloatsburg)
  Main Line toward Hoboken (Mahwah)
Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Mahwah)
Port Jervis Line toward Hoboken (Ramsey Route 17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Main and Bergen County Line Timetables". Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Saeed, Khurram (April 19, 2007). "NJ Transit approves 10 percent fare hike". The Journal News. p. A.5. 
  5. ^ "Historical Marker in front of building". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Suffern (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons

The former Suffern Erie Railroad Station location on the Piermont Branch.