Rutherford station

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Rutherford Station - January 2015.jpg
Rutherford station from the Hoboken Terminal-bound mini high level platform in January 2015.
Location Park Avenue, Orient Way, Union Avenue, and Erie Avenue
Rutherford, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus: 76 and 190
Parking 136 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes; bicycle racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 2105 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 3[2]
Passengers (2012) 1,158 (average weekday)[3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Suffern
Bergen County Line
toward Hoboken
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
Main Line
Bergen County Railroad
toward Ridgewood
Rutherford Station
Rutherford NJT train station 2.jpg
Rutherford Station building taken from Station Square in Rutherford.
Rutherford station is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Rutherford station
Location Station Square
Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°49′42″N 74°6′6″W / 40.82833°N 74.10167°W / 40.82833; -74.10167Coordinates: 40°49′42″N 74°6′6″W / 40.82833°N 74.10167°W / 40.82833; -74.10167
Area 0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1898
Architect Charles W. Buchholz
Architectural style Renaissance, Queen Anne
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002584[4]
NJRHP # 667[5]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984
Designated NJRHP March 17, 1984

Rutherford is a New Jersey Transit railroad station served by the Bergen County Line. The station straddles the border between Rutherford and East Rutherford in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The station building and Hoboken Terminal-bound platform is located near a traffic circle at the junction of Park Avenue, Union Avenue, Erie Avenue and Orient Way known as Station Square, with a grade crossing on Park Avenue. The tracks serve as the border between the two municipalities and the Suffern-bound platform is actually located in East Rutherford along with its parking lot.


Erie Railroad passengers at Rutherford station, circa 1940

The original station was built in 1862 by the New York and Erie Railroad and was replaced by the current station which was built in 1898 by its successor, the Erie Railroad. The station building 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.[6][5][4]

Station layout[edit]

   Bergen County Line toward Suffern (Wesmont)
   Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Secaucus Junction)


A two phase restoration project was started by New Jersey Transit in May 2008. The first phase to restore the outside of the building cost 1.4 million dollars and was completed in June 2009.[7] The second phase of the project was to restore the interior and cost $1.9 million. The second phase was completed on October 25, 2010.[8]

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. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Rutherford New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  7. ^ [1]The Record May 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "Train station work all done". Leader Newspapers. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 

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