Spring Valley station (New York)

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Spring Valley
NJ Transit Comet V 6037.jpg
Train #1629 leaves the Spring Valley Station, going over the Main Street (NY 45) crossing.
Location Municipal Plaza, 1 North Main Street (NY 45)
Spring Valley, New York, 10977
Coordinates 41°06′43″N 74°02′38″W / 41.1119°N 74.0440°W / 41.1119; -74.0440Coordinates: 41°06′43″N 74°02′38″W / 41.1119°N 74.0440°W / 41.1119; -74.0440
Owned by Village of Spring Valley (station)[1]
New Jersey Transit (line)
(leased to Metro-North Railroad)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Local Transit Transport of Rockland: 59, 91, 92, 94, Monsey Loop 3, Tappan ZEExpress
Commuter Bus Rockland Coaches: 11, 45
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 815 (Erie Railroad)[2]
Previous names Pascac[3]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus Pascack Valley Line
toward Hoboken
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New Jersey and New York Railroad
toward Haverstraw
toward Suffern
Piermont Branch
toward Piermont

The Spring Valley station (sometimes referred as the Spring Valley Transit Center) is an intermodal transit station in Spring Valley, New York. It serves Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit trains as well as buses as the Spring Valley Bus Terminal. The buses that serve the Spring Valley Bus Terminal are Rockland Coaches (provided by Coach USA) and Transport of Rockland. It is located at Main Street (Route 45), 0.125 miles (0.201 km) from Route 59.

This line runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to New Jersey Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other NJ Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other New Jersey Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken PATH station, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

Station layout[edit]

1  Pascack Valley Line Exit platform only (to yard)
 Pascack Valley Line for Hoboken

The station has one track and one low-level side platform.


During construction of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad, residents of what would later become Spring Valley demanded a station at the site of a farm road crossing. The residents felt that Eleazar Lord had chosen to give preference to the area at Monsey (formerly Kakiat) because he owned 8.5 acres (3.4 ha) in the area. They wanted access to shipping via the railroad, but the railroad would not promise service, even if the farmers built their own waiting shanty.[3]

The farmers did indeed construct their own station, a 10-foot (3.0 m) x 11-foot (3.4 m) platform with a wooden shanty. The station, which was named Pascac by the railroad, soon became a store run by a local named Henry Iseman. Once passenger service started, Iseman was evicted from the shanty, having to run his shop elsewhere in the area. The name "Spring Valley" was created by Isaac Springstead, a local farmer, who suggested the new name. With the new name change, a station sign was nailed to a nearby tree with the name "Spring Valley".[3]


Permit parking is operated by Allright Parking and accommodates 207 vehicles.


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