Mountain Avenue station

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Mountain Avenue
Mountain Avenue Station - February 2015.jpg
An afternoon train leaving Mountain Avenue station in February 2015. The 1893 station depot, constructed by the Erie Railroad is on the left.
Coordinates40°50′56″N 74°12′19″W / 40.8488°N 74.2054°W / 40.8488; -74.2054
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms2 low level side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 28
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 66
Construction
Parking23 spots
Bicycle facilitiesparking racks
Other information
Station code1743 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone6
History
Opened1873[2]
Rebuilt1893
ElectrifiedSeptember 30, 2002
Key dates
1959Station agency closed[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)133 (average weekday)[4][5]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Montclair Heights Montclair-Boonton Line Upper Montclair
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Montclair Heights New York and Greenwood Lake Railway Upper Montclair
Mountain Avenue Station
Mountain Avenue Station depot - December 2013.jpg
The station depot at Mountain Avenue, constructed by the Erie Railroad.
Mountain Avenue station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Mountain Avenue station
Location451 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Coordinates40°50′57″N 74°12′21″W / 40.84917°N 74.20583°W / 40.84917; -74.20583Coordinates: 40°50′57″N 74°12′21″W / 40.84917°N 74.20583°W / 40.84917; -74.20583
Area0.3 acres (0.1 ha)
Built1893
ArchitectMordercai, A.
Architectural styleQueen Anne
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference #84002654[6]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Mountain Avenue is a New Jersey Transit station in Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The station is located on Upper Mountain Avenue, which gives the station its name.

The station is the fifth stop in Montclair along the line heading towards Hackettstown and Dover, and the second heading towards Hoboken Terminal. This station building, constructed in 1893, is used as a private residence, and is on lease from the railway.[7]

Station layout[edit]

The station's low-level side platforms are not wheelchair accessible. Weekend service is not provided.

Ground/
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Montclair-Boonton Line weekdays toward Montclair University or Hackettstown (Montclair Heights)
Inbound      Montclair-Boonton Line weekdays toward Hoboken or New York (Upper Montclair)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking

Bibliography[edit]

  • Catlin, George L. (1873). Homes on the Montclair Railway, for New York Business Men. A Description of the Country Adjacent to the Montclair Railway, Between Jersey City and Greenwood Lake. New York, New York: Montclair Railway Company.
  • Shaw, William H. (1884). History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. 2. Essex County, New Jersey: Everts & Peck.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Catlin 1873, p. 33.
  3. ^ "Erie Station Plan Draws Opposition". The Montclair Times. September 24, 1959. p. 23. Retrieved March 11, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  7. ^ Weiss, Jennifer (February 13, 2008). "The station agents: Mother, daughter call Montclair depot home". The Star-Ledger. Montclair, New Jersey: Gannett Newspapers. Retrieved 5 July 2010.

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