Hawthorne station (NJ Transit)

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Hawthorne Station May 2014.jpg
Hawthorne station in May 2014 as seen from the Hoboken-bound platform.
Coordinates40°56′34″N 74°09′09″W / 40.9427°N 74.1525°W / 40.9427; -74.1525Coordinates: 40°56′34″N 74°09′09″W / 40.9427°N 74.1525°W / 40.9427; -74.1525
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNJT Bus: 722
Parking139 spaces
Other information
Station code2307 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone7
ElectrifiedNot electrified
Passengers (2012)489 (average weekday)[3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Main Line
toward Hoboken
  Former services  
Erie Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Jersey City

Hawthorne is a rail station on New Jersey Transit's Main Line. It is located in Hawthorne, New Jersey and is one of five stations that serve Passaic County. The Erie Railroad, which took over tracks built by the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad, opened the station in 1867.

Station layout and services[edit]

The station platforms are not adjacent to any through road in Hawthorne.

  • The northbound platform is located near Vincent Avenue, but the platform is not accessible from that street.The station's parking lot is located off the corner of Washington Street and Washington Avenue
  • The southbound platform main entrance is from the station parking lot. A secondary entrance is on a dead-end street, Washington Place.
  • Ticket machines are at the main entrance to the southbound platform (at the parking lot).
  • A grade crossing connects the two platforms adjacent to the parking lot, i.e., a pedestrian can walk through the lot, enter the southbound platform, and immediately cross both the platform and the rails to reach the northbound platform. There are railway crossing signals at this pedestrian crossing, similar to those at street crossings, to allow for safe passage.

Hawthorne station is to be one of two terminus points on the proposed (but dormant) Passaic-Bergen Rail Line plan, a light-rail system that will run from Hawthorne through Paterson, Elmwood Park, and Hackensack.[4]

The station has two tracks, each with a low-level side platform.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Main Line toward Ridgewood, Waldwick or Suffern (Glen Rock – Main Line)
Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Glen Rock – Main Line)
Track 2 Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Paterson)
Main Line toward Hoboken (Paterson)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Ticket machines, parking


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Environmental Resource Inventory -- Transportation" (PDF). Borough of Hawthorne. p. 81. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/news/Residents_get_scoop_on_light_rail_line.html Residents get scoop on light rail line Accessed November 30, 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hawthorne (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons