Morris Plains station

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Morris Plains
NJT Station Morris Plains NJ.jpg
Station at Morris Plains
Location Speedwell Avenue,
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Line(s) NJT Bus: 872, 875, 880
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Fare zone 16
Rebuilt 1915[1]
Passengers (2017) 619 (average weekday)[2][3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Morristown Line
  Former services  
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Morris Plains Station
Morris Plains station is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Morris Plains station
Morris Plains station is located in New Jersey
Morris Plains station
Morris Plains station is located in the US
Morris Plains station
Location Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°49′43″N 74°28′42″W / 40.82861°N 74.47833°W / 40.82861; -74.47833Coordinates: 40°49′43″N 74°28′42″W / 40.82861°N 74.47833°W / 40.82861; -74.47833
Area 1.5 acres (0.6 ha)
Built 1915
Architect Nies, Frank J.
Architectural style Renaissance
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002780[4]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Morris Plains is a NJ Transit station in Morris Plains, Morris County, New Jersey, United States, along the Morristown Line at Route 202.

The former Lackawanna station was built in 1915 and has a brick station house. It was designed by architect Frank J. Nies who built other stations for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Unlike most of his stations which tended to resemble massive cathedrals, Morris Plains station was built as a simple one-story structure, which also contains a unique Spanish tile roof. An old freight station just to the north now serves for a local model railroad club.[5] The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984, along with over 100 other stations within the state.

Station layout[edit]

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

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Morristown Line toward Dover or Hackettstown (Mount Tabor or Denville)
Track 2 Morristown Line toward Hoboken or New York (Morristown)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Ticket machine and parking

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1980). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 1. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 99. ISBN 0-9603398-2-5.
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ 5 Things About the Model Train Club (

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