Blairstown station

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BLAIRSTOWN
Blairstown-Station-1988.JPG
The station house, which is now privately owned
LocationHope Road (CR 521)
Blairstown Township, New Jersey
Coordinates40°58′06″N 74°57′14″W / 40.968200°N 74.953783°W / 40.968200; -74.953783Coordinates: 40°58′06″N 74°57′14″W / 40.968200°N 74.953783°W / 40.968200; -74.953783
Line(s)Main Line
Construction
Parking243 spaces (proposed)[1]
History
Opened1911[2]
Closed1970
Rebuiltproposed
Former and future services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Delaware Water Gap
toward Buffalo
Main Line Johnsonburg
toward Hoboken
Future services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Delaware Water Gap
toward Scranton
Lackawanna Cut-Off Andover

Blairstown was one of the three original stations on the Lackawanna Cut-Off rail line in northwestern New Jersey. Built by contractor Hyde, McFarlan & Burke, the station opened in 1911. Most passenger trains, such as the Lackawanna Limited and, later, the Phoebe Snow stopped at Blairstown, which also sold commuter tickets. It was the only station on the Cut-Off to remain open until passenger service ended in January 1970. After 1970, the building housed a radio station, WHCY-FM, until the 1990s. The station building is currently privately owned.

Blairstown is slated to become a station stop once again if a proposal by New Jersey Transit to restore rail service to Scranton, Pennsylvania, comes to fruition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest New Jersey - Northeast Pennsylvania Rail Corridor Lackawanna Cutoff" (pdf). New Jersey Transit. November 2005. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  2. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 727. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3.