Towaco (NJT station)
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The Towaco station platform in September 2013, facing eastbound along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The shelter for buses can be seen to the right.
|Connections|| NJT Bus: 871
(limited Lakeland service)
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Passengers (2012)||100 (average weekday)|
Towaco Station is a New Jersey Transit station in the Towaco section of Montville, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The station was renovated in the late 1990s. The railroad line is currently just one main track, but operated as many as four tracks in the 1920s for transport of eastbound coal and goods. The railway bridges over US 202 in the Towaco area initially carried the four tracks. The general incline of the track in this area is an eastward downhill grade.
The station was built by the DL&W in 1910-11 as a concrete facility, replacing the old "Whitehall" stop, which was renamed Towaco in 1905.
In this area, the Morris Canal paralleled the railroad from Boonton to Towaco to Lincoln Park until its abandonment in 1925. Considerable evidence of the Canal is visible along US 202. These include the towpath and canal bed. An inclined plane for canal boats was used along US 202 farther south, between Lake Valhalla Road and the Montville Inn.
- "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables". Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
- "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1:Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. pp. 52–53, 80. ISBN 1-58248-214-4.
Media related to Towaco (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons
- NJT rail station information page for Towaco
- DepartureVision real time train information for Towaco
- Montclair-Boonton Line schedule
- Station from Google Maps Street View
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