Dover station (NJT)

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Dover Station.jpg
Dover Station from the island platform in the center of the station.
Location Dickerson Street
Dover, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 1 (island)
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 875, 880
Parking Hourly and reserved
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 17[1]
Opened 1902
Electrified Yes
Passengers (2012) 1,227 (average weekday)[2]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Morristown Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Dover Railroad Station)
Dover depot house.jpg
The station depot at Dover, seen in December 2014 with no business renting the depot.
Dover station (NJT) is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Dover station (NJT)
Dover station (NJT) is located in New Jersey
Dover station (NJT)
Dover station (NJT) is located in the US
Dover station (NJT)
Location Dover, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°53′01″N 74°33′20″W / 40.88361°N 74.55556°W / 40.88361; -74.55556Coordinates: 40°53′01″N 74°33′20″W / 40.88361°N 74.55556°W / 40.88361; -74.55556
Area 0.6 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1902
Architect F.J. Nies
NRHP Reference # 80002511[3]
Added to NRHP May 23, 1980

Dover is a New Jersey Transit station in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The station was originally built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1901-02 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[4]


On July 31, 1848 the first train rolled into Dover over the Morris & Essex Railroad. In 1863 the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) acquired the Morris & Essex line. On November 1, 1901 this new Lackawanna Station was opened in Dover with the arrival of the Buffalo Express at 3:00 p.m. It was met by a citizens' committee and the Dover Cornet Band. After the dedication ceremonies, a dinner was served at the Mansion House Hotel.

Current services[edit]

Both the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line serve this station, with service to Hoboken or to New York City via Midtown Direct. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, no trains travel further west than Dover.

There is a single center high center platform and a ticket agent in the building 7 days a week. A New Jersey Transit Rail Yard can be found east of the station.

Most outbound Morristown Line and some Montclair-Boonton Line trains currently terminate at this station, as Dover is the end of electrification. Diesel service continues west to the terminus at Hackettstown.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Morris County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places

External links[edit]

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