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.
Coordinates 40°50′56″N 74°12′19″W / 40.8488°N 74.2054°W / 40.8488; -74.2054
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 low level side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 28
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 66
Parking 23 spots
Bicycle facilities parking racks
Other information
Station code 1743 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 6
Opened After 1884[2]
Rebuilt 1893
Electrified September 30, 2002
Passengers (2017) 133 (average weekday)[3][4]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
  Former services  
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad
toward Jersey City
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
Location 451 Upper Mountain Ave., Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°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
Area 0.3 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1893
Architect Mordercai, A.
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002654[5]
Added to NRHP June 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.[6]

Station layout[edit]

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

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


  • Shaw, William H. (1884). History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. 2. Essex County, New Jersey: Everts & Peck. 


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Shaw 1884, p. 100.
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ 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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