Boonton station

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Boonton Station - September 2014.jpg
The New Jersey Transit platform for Boonton in September 2014. Main Street is on the bridge above the station.
General information
LocationMain Street (CR 511) and Myrtle Avenue (US 202), Boonton, New Jersey 07005
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 871
Commuter Bus Lakeland: 46
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code29 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)[1]
Fare zone14
OpenedSeptember 5, 1867[2]
RebuiltJune 1904[3]
201758 (average weekday)[4][5]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Mountain Lakes Montclair-Boonton Line
limited service
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Mountain Lakes
toward Dover
Boonton Branch Montville
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station
Boonton Station - depot.jpg
The former Lackawanna Railroad depot in September 2014.
Boonton station is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Boonton station
LocationMyrtle Ave., Main, and Division Sts., Boonton, NJ
Coordinates40°54′14″N 74°24′23″W / 40.90389°N 74.40639°W / 40.90389; -74.40639Coordinates: 40°54′14″N 74°24′23″W / 40.90389°N 74.40639°W / 40.90389; -74.40639
Area2.5 acres (1 ha)
Built1904 (1904)
ArchitectFrank J. Nies
EngineerL. Bush
Architectural stylePrairie School
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No.77000889[6]
NJRHP No.2087[7]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 13, 1977
Designated NJRHPOctober 19, 1976

Boonton is a NJ Transit station in Boonton, Morris County, New Jersey, United States along the Montclair-Boonton Line. It is located on Main Street (County Route 511), near Myrtle Avenue (U.S. Route 202) and I-287. The original 1905 station was built by architect Frank J. Nies who built other stations for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Unlike most of his stations which tended to be massive Renaissance structures, Boonton station was built as a simple Prairie House design. The station house is now a bar, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1977,[8] two years before the establishment of New Jersey Transit and six years before becoming part of their railroad division.

Station layout[edit]

Boonton has one mini-high level side platform.

Platform level
Outbound/Inbound      Montclair-Boonton Line PM rush hours toward Hackettstown (Mountain Lakes)
     Montclair-Boonton Line AM rush hours toward Hoboken or New York (Towaco)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machine and parking

See also[edit]


  • Lyon, Isaac S. (1873). Historical Discourse on Boonton, Delivered Before the Citizens of Boonton at Washington Hall, on the Evenings of September 21 and 28, and October 5, 1867. Newark, New Jersey: The Daily Journal Office. Retrieved April 12, 2020.


  1. ^ List of Station Numbers. Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (Report). 1952. p. 1.
  2. ^ Lyon 1873, p. 54.
  3. ^ "Boonton's New Station". The Passaic Daily News. June 22, 1904. p. 5. Retrieved June 5, 2019 – via open access
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System – (#77000889)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. September 29, 2022. p. 1.
  8. ^ Comstock, Sonya (March 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station". National Park Service. With accompanying five photos

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