Delaware Water Gap station

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Delaware Water Gap
Location River Road
Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°59′30″N 75°8′25″W / 40.99167°N 75.14028°W / 40.99167; -75.14028Coordinates: 40°59′30″N 75°8′25″W / 40.99167°N 75.14028°W / 40.99167; -75.14028
Line(s)
Construction
Parking 900 spaces (proposed)[2]
History
Opened proposed
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
East Stroudsburg
toward Scranton
  Lackawanna
Cut-Off

(proposed)
  Blairstown
toward New York Penn Station

The Delaware Water Gap is a proposed rail station to be built south of the right-of-way at PA Route 2028 (River Road) in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The new station would sit about one mile (1.6 km) west of the historic railroad station of the same name. Passenger rail service into New Jersey and New York City would be provided by NJ Transit via the Lackawanna Cut-Off.[1]

Parking will be available at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area visitor's center, located southwest of Interstate 80.[1] The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently completed improvements to the visitor’s center. A park-and-ride facility, a five-level garage with about 900 spaces, will be built in the current parking area.[1] The amount of parking for the visitor center will remain unchanged.

Pedestrians will walk between the station platform and the parking site via PA Route 2028, which will be improved to handle the foot traffic. Cars coming from Interstate 80 will also use Route 2028.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "New Jersey – Pennsylvania Lackawanna Cut-Off Passenger Rail Service Restoration Project Environmental Assessment" (PDF). U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, and New Jersey Transit in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. June 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Northwest New Jersey - Northeast Pennsylvania Rail Corridor Lackawanna Cutoff" (pdf). New Jersey Transit. November 2005. Retrieved 2011-01-19.