Ridgewood station

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RIdgewood Station - October 2014.JPG
Ridgewood station in October 2014 from the Hoboken-bound platform.
Coordinates 40°58′51″N 74°07′14″W / 40.9807°N 74.1205°W / 40.9807; -74.1205
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s) Main Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform (formerly 2 side platforms)
Tracks 3 (formerly 2)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus 163, 164, 175, 722, 746, 752
(all connections two blocks away at Van Neste Square; several of those routes have connections at the station on Godwin Avenue)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 2315 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 9[2]
Opened 1858[3]
Rebuilt 1916
Previous names Godwinville (1858–1866)[3]
Passengers (2012) 1,433 (average weekday)[4]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Main Line
toward Hoboken
Bergen County Line
toward Hoboken
  Former services  
Erie Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
toward Jersey City
TerminusBergen County Railroad
toward Jersey City
Ridgewood Station
Ridgewood station is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Ridgewood station
Ridgewood station is located in New Jersey
Ridgewood station
Ridgewood station is located in the US
Ridgewood station
Location Garber Square, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°58′51″N 74°7′16″W / 40.98083°N 74.12111°W / 40.98083; -74.12111Coordinates: 40°58′51″N 74°7′16″W / 40.98083°N 74.12111°W / 40.98083; -74.12111
Area 5.5 acres (2.2 ha)
Built 1916
Architect Drinker, W.W.; Howard, Frank A.
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002582[5]
NJRHP # 647[6]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984
Designated NJRHP March 17, 1984

Ridgewood is a major New Jersey Transit rail station hub. It is located in downtown Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. It is served by the NJT Main Line as well as the Bergen County Line. For riders on the Main Line or Bergen County Line going to a station that is not on their line Ridgewood is one of two transfer options presented at the time of ticket purchase (Secaucus Junction is the other) and is widely used for that purpose.

Train #75 stops at Ridgewood bound for Port Jervis before construction of the high level platforms began


The Erie Railroad built Ridgewood station in 1916 as a grade-separated elevated station. It has been listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[5][6][7]

Ridgewood station underwent a major renovation project in which high-level platforms were installed. This allows for easier boarding, as customers are now able to walk directly onto the train from the platform instead of having to climb into the train cars using their steps, as well as making Ridgewood station handicap accessible.[8] As part of the reconstruction, the side platform along Track 1 was demolished to make way for an island platform that would also serve Track 3 and replace that track's side platform, which was fenced off. Wheelchair ramps were installed on both high level platforms and elevators were also built to carry passengers from the platforms to the floor of the underpass on Franklin Avenue.

Ridgewood station is now one of seven stations along the Main and Bergen County lines that are handicap-accessible, joining the Route 17 and Main Street stations in Ramsey, Boro Hall station in Glen Rock, Paterson station, Rutherford station, and the reconstructed Plauderville station in Garfield.

Station layout[edit]

The station features three platforms. Two platforms are mostly high-level, while one low-level platform is no longer in use. Track 2 is for all trains heading to Hoboken Terminal and intermediate points on the Main and Bergen lines and is located adjacent to a portion of Godwin Avenue known as Garber Square. Track 1, the middle of the three tracks, is for Bergen County Line trains headed for points north, as well as express trains to Port Jervis and freighters, and Track 3 is for Main Line trains headed towards Waldwick, Suffern and Port Jervis and is adjacent to South Broad Street between East Ridgewood Avenue and Franklin Avenue. Many Bergen County Line trains also use Track 3. Underpasses beneath the tracks and beneath a bridge on Franklin Avenue connect the two platforms.

Platform level
Track 3 Main Line toward Waldwick or Suffern (Ho-Ho-Kus)
Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Ho-Ho-Kus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 1 Bergen County Line toward Waldwick or Suffern (Ho-Ho-Kus)
Port Jervis Line does not stop here →
Track 2 Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Glen Rock – Main Line or Glen Rock – Boro Hall)
Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Glen Rock – Boro Hall)
Main Line toward Hoboken (Glen Rock – Main Line)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G 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. ^ a b Van Valen 1900, p. 242.
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Ridgewood New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  8. ^ "NJ Transit Begins to Improve Ridgewood Station" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ridgewood (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons