Harmon Cove station

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Harmon Cove
Harmon Cove station.jpg
The site of Harmon Cove station.
LocationMeadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, New Jersey
Owned byNorfolk Southern
Platform levels1
OpenedJune 26, 1978; 40 years ago (1978-06-26)
ClosedAugust 4, 2003; 15 years ago (2003-08-04)
Previous namesConrail, New Jersey Transit
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Bergen County Line

Harmon Cove is an abandoned train station in the Harmon Cove section of Secaucus, New Jersey. The station was a former stop on the Bergen County Line which runs from Hoboken Terminal to Suffern. Train service was discontinued in 2003 when Secaucus Junction was opened.


The station was built to serve the gated community known as Harmon Cove which was developed in the 1970s with townhouses and highrise residential buildings.[1][2][3] The station was built adjacent to the development at Meadowlands Parkway[4] for $150,000. The station opened on June 26, 1978,[5] to serve the community. The station had a 100-car parking lot and could shelter 50 passengers.[6] The station closed on August 4, 2003, in anticipation of the opening of Secaucus Junction station. To allow Bergen County Line and Pascack Valley Line trains to stop there, a curving track was built between the HX Draw at the Hackensack River and the Main Line north of Secaucus Junction. This station was located on a section of the old Erie Main Line.[7][8][9]

To replace train service, a bus shuttle, was implemented, running between Harmon Cove and Secaucus, connecting with Bergen County Line trains.[10] This shuttle was operated by Academy Express and was labeled bus route 972.[11] This route was replaced by route 129 on April 3, 2004.[12] This station had been the only privately financed and constructed rail station in New Jersey.[13]


  1. ^ Oser, Alan. S. "Harmon Cove Takes Its Renters in Stride", New York Times, June 17, 1984. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Hanley, Robert. "Harmon Cove Progress Slowed by the Economy", The New York Times, July 12, 1981. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Harmon Cove - Secaucus, NJ, Hartz Mountain Industries. Accessed June 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Main Line/Bergen County Line Timetable Effective January 13, 2002" (PDF). njtransit.com. January 13, 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2002. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  5. ^ New York Division Bulletin. Electric Railroaders' Association. August 2003. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Station is dedicated". The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. June 20, 1978. p. B5. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Sullivan, Al. "Harmon Cove Station will close Bus shuttle service to new station will start in July", The Hudson Reporter, February 1, 2003. Accessed December 28, 2016. "In anticipation of the Harmon Cove train station closing this coming July, the Town Council voted Feb. 11 to hire George Jensen as its transportation coordinator. He will handle scheduling and other issues involving shuttling passengers from Harmon Cove and other areas to the new $450 million Secaucus Transfer train station."
  8. ^ "Harmon Cove Information". njtransit.com. New Jersey Transit. June 27, 2003. Archived from the original on June 28, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Main Line/Bergen County Line Timetable Effective August 4, 2003" (PDF). njtransit.com. New Jersey Transit. August 4, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "NJ TRANSIT Bus Shuttle From Harmon Cove Towers and Townhouses to Hoboken Via Secaucus Transfer Station". njtransit.com. New Jersey Transit. June 27, 2003. Archived from the original on August 7, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "922 Harmon Cove Shuttle Timetable Effective August 4, 2003" (PDF). njtransit.com. New Jersey Transit. August 4, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 6, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "NJ Transit Adjusts Bus Schedules". www.njtransit.com. New Jersey Transit. March 30, 2004. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Effects of the Administrations's Budget on New Jersey's Transportation-related Plans and Programs: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, Field Hearing. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1989. p. 40.

Coordinates: 40°46′53″N 74°04′44″W / 40.7813°N 74.0790°W / 40.7813; -74.0790