Radburn station

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Radburn Station.jpg
The 1930 station depot at Radburn is on the left in May 2014.
Coordinates 40°56′23″N 74°07′18″W / 40.9396°N 74.1217°W / 40.9396; -74.1217
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 145 and 171
Other information
Fare zone 6[1]
Opened 1930
Passengers (2012) 1,436 (average weekday)[2]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Bergen County Line
toward Hoboken
  Former services  
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
toward Ridgewood
Bergen County Railroad
toward Jersey City
Radburn-Fair Lawn Station
Radburn Station - May 2014.jpg
The depot at Radburn in May 2014.
Radburn station is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Radburn station
Radburn station is located in New Jersey
Radburn station
Radburn station is located in the US
Radburn station
Location Pollitt Drive, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°56′22″N 74°7′19″W / 40.93944°N 74.12194°W / 40.93944; -74.12194Coordinates: 40°56′22″N 74°7′19″W / 40.93944°N 74.12194°W / 40.93944; -74.12194
Area 0.3 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1930
Architect Clarence S. Stein
Architectural style Dutch Colonial Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002580[3]
NJRHP # 483[4]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984
Designated NJRHP March 17, 1984

Radburn station is a New Jersey Transit train station in the Dutch Colonial Revival style, served by the Bergen County Line. It is on Fair Lawn Avenue in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is one of two New Jersey Transit train stations in Fair Lawn, the other being Broadway.

The station was designed and built in 1930 by Clarence Stein, as part of the Radburn development. It has been listed in the state and federal Registers of Historic Places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[3][4][5][6] It is staffed with a station agent on weekday mornings.


The location of the Radburn development was considered beneficial because of its location on the Erie Railroad with connections to Hoboken, Newark and Manhattan. The designers of the development saw the benefit of a suburban railroad station for planning throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. In July 1928, they proposed the Fairlawn Station Square with a depot that cost $60,000 (1928 USD) and would serve those who would be in the neighborhood after construction of the first 200 homers. The new depot would serve Suffern to the north and Hoboken to the southeast along with connections in the area.[7]

A new railroad depot was constructed on the Bergen County Railroad in 1930. The depot replaced a wooden freight depot that served the area. This new station was designed by Clarence Stein in a Dutch Colonial Revival to keep the idea of modern and efficient and in a similar style of the Radburn neighborhood. The new Radburn station had three sections: a central area that contained the 640-foot (200 m) waiting room and ticket office. This new pavilion contained a sloping and overhanging roof. This south wing of the depot contained the restrooms, and the north wing contained the office of the track superviosr, the baggage room and a porch for customers. The depot had a sandstone design with 14-foot (4.3 m) vaulted ceilings with a slate roof and clapboarding siding.[7]

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 Bergen County Line toward Waldwick or Suffern (Glen Rock – Boro Hall)
Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Glen Rock – Boro Hall)
Track 2 Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Broadway)
Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Broadway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Main and Bergen County Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ Radburn New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  6. ^ Bergen County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building #84002580)
  7. ^ a b Edith B. Wallace; Paula S. Reed (June 2004). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Radburn" (PDF). National Park Service. pp. 11, 41. Retrieved May 11, 2016.

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