Ramsey station (NJ Transit)

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Ramsey, NJ, train station.jpg
Train departing for Hoboken, 2011
Coordinates41°03′24″N 74°08′32″W / 41.0568°N 74.1422°W / 41.0568; -74.1422Coordinates: 41°03′24″N 74°08′32″W / 41.0568°N 74.1422°W / 41.0568; -74.1422
Owned byNJ Transit
Line(s)Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code2323 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone12[2]
OpenedOctober 19, 1848[3][4]
Passengers (2012)655 (average weekday)[6]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Ramsey Route 17
toward Suffern
Main Line Allendale
toward Hoboken
Bergen County Line
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Allendale

Ramsey is one of two NJ Transit rail stations in Ramsey, New Jersey served by the Main and Bergen County Lines. The station is located on Main Street and was built in 1868, thus making it the oldest operating passenger station in service in New Jersey, as the only older New Jersey passenger station, the Long-A-Coming Depot along the Atlantic City Line in Berlin, has not been in service since the 1960s. The station is often referred to as Ramsey-Main Street, to prevent confusion with the other station in the borough, Ramsey Route 17, which was completed in 2004.

Station layout[edit]

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

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2      Main Line and      Bergen County Line toward Suffern (Ramsey Route 17)
     Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Ramsey Route 17)
Track 1      Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Allendale)
     Main Line and      Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Allendale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Main and Bergen County Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Synopsis of Erie History". The Herald-News. Passaic, New Jersey. April 2, 1963. pp. 1, 6. Retrieved February 28, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ Cheslow, Jerry (September 7, 2003). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Ramsey, N.J.; Small-Town Life Survives the Pressures". The New York Times. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Pangburn, John (April 30, 1979). "Ramsey's Durable Station". The Bergen Record. Hackensack, New Jersey. p. 25. Retrieved March 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.

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