Teterboro (NJT station)

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Teterboro
Teterboro NJT Station.JPG
Teterboro Station in August 2008
Station statistics
Coordinates 40°51′53″N 74°03′46″W / 40.8648°N 74.0628°W / 40.8648; -74.0628Coordinates: 40°51′53″N 74°03′46″W / 40.8648°N 74.0628°W / 40.8648; -74.0628
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code 767 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 4[2]
Formerly Williams Avenue[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 96 (average weekday)[4]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Pascack Valley Line
toward Hoboken
Erie Railroad
New Jersey and New York Railroad
toward Haverstraw

Teterboro Station, formerly known as Williams Avenue,[3] is a New Jersey Transit rail station on the Pascack Valley Line. The station is in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and is located at Williams Avenue near Route 17 and Route 46, near Teterboro Airport.

This station is served by some off-peak and peak trains on weekdays only. Except for one early morning train from Hoboken, there is no weekend or holiday service at this station.[2]

Station layout[edit]

1 Pascack Valley Line toward Spring Valley (Essex Street)
Pascack Valley Line toward Hoboken (Wood-Ridge)

The station has one track and one low-level side platform four cars long to its east. Although it was formerly named Williams Avenue, that street dead-ends on the line on the opposite side of the platform, which can only be accessed by Green Street that runs alongside it. Since there is no way to reach the station from its west side, customers from there often illegally crossed the tracks from the Williams Avenue dead-end to reach the platform. In February 2013, New Jersey Transit built a barbed-wire fence on this dead-end, forcing riders from the west side to loop around the station through Route 46 and Route 17, neither of which have sidewalks, to reach it. [5][6]

The platform has a wide painted yellow line below track level and a silver highway guard rail (with gaps to enter it) separating it from the 27-space parking lot that is in between it and Green Street. The southern end of the platform in the tiny area south of the parking lot's end has a bike rack for two behind a single wooden bench. There is a tiny silver shelter that has another bench next to the station's only ticket vending machine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Pascack Valley Line Timetables" (November 7, 2010 ed.). New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color) 1. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. pp. 100–101. ISBN 1-58248-183-0. 
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://systemicfailure.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/dude-wheres-my-train-station/
  6. ^ http://secondavenuesagas.com/2013/02/27/great-moments-in-nj-transit-it-costs-what-to-build-a-fence/#comments

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