Mount Olive station

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Mount Olive
Mount Olive station.jpg
The Mount Olive station facing to the east and Netcong station. There is no signage denoting the station.
Location Waterloo Valley Road, Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Coordinates 40°54′26.7″N 74°43′50.8″W / 40.907417°N 74.730778°W / 40.907417; -74.730778Coordinates: 40°54′26.7″N 74°43′50.8″W / 40.907417°N 74.730778°W / 40.907417; -74.730778
Owned by New Jersey Transit (station)
Norfolk Southern (trackage)
Line(s)
Platforms 1 low-level side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking 23 parking spaces
Other information
Fare zone 19[1]
History
Opened 1854
Rebuilt 1994
Electrified No
Previous names Waterloo
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 16 (average weekday)[2][3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus
Montclair-Boonton Line
Morristown Line
  Former services  
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Old Main Line

Mount Olive is a NJ Transit station in Mount Olive, New Jersey, located in the International Trade Center. The station, located on the side of Waterloo Village Road, services trains for both the Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morristown Line along trackage owned by Norfolk Southern. The line is not electrified from Hackettstown to Dover, where passengers can transfer to an electric Morristown Line train via Summit or a diesel Montclair-Boonton train via Wayne and Montclair. Trains along both lines head to Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey or New York Penn Station at 34th Street in New York City, although Montclair-Boonton trains require a transfer at Montclair State University or Newark Broad Street for electrified service to New York.

The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Waterloo station site, 2008

After the termination of Boonton Line passenger service to Washington in 1966, service terminated at Netcong station in Netcong. In 1994, stations were constructed along Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary (to Washington) at Mount Olive and Hackettstown, extending the line into Warren County and providing rail service to the International Trade Center (ITC) along with tourist attraction, Waterloo Village. Service took effect on November 5, 1994 from Netcong to Hackettstown.[4] The Washington Secondary was the original alignment of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Main Line via Washington and Portland, Pennsylvania.[5] Near Mount Olive station was once the Waterloo station, named after local Waterloo, New Jersey. Waterloo station was first built in 1854[6] and remained in service until being torn down in the 1920s. It continued to receive passengers, and was the only regular stop with neither a building nor even a roof.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Mount Olive has one mini-high side platform.

Ground/
Platform level
Track 1 Morristown Line and Montclair–Boonton Line weekdays toward Hackettstown (Terminus)
Morristown Line and Montclair–Boonton Line weekdays toward Hoboken or New York (Netcong)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables" (PDF) (May 23, 2010 ed.). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. pp. 1–4. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  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. ^ Sanderson, Bill (November 6, 1994). "People Back Home Know Best". The Record. Bergen County, New Jersey: The Record of Bergen County. 
  5. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 2: Dover to Scranton. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. 
  6. ^ Wright, Kevin W. (2000). Newton and the Iron Horse: A History of the Sussex Railroad. Accessed online: 3 December 2007.
  7. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 769. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3. 

External links[edit]

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