Suffern station

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Suffern
Suffern train station 2010.jpg
The station at Suffern, looking north along the tracks toward Nordkop Mountain.
Location2 Ramapo Avenue & Chestnut Street, Suffern, New York
Coordinates41°06′50″N 74°09′14″W / 41.113972°N 74.153894°W / 41.113972; -74.153894Coordinates: 41°06′50″N 74°09′14″W / 41.113972°N 74.153894°W / 41.113972; -74.153894
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Transport of Rockland: 59, 93, Monsey Loop 3, Tappan ZEExpress
(2 blocks north on Chestnut Street)
Intercity Bus Short Line Bus: 17M/MD/SF
Other information
Station code2501 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone14[2]
History
OpenedJune 30, 1841[3][4]
RebuiltMarch 9, 1887[5]
January 1, 1941[6]
Key dates
May 19411887 station depot razed[6]
Passengers
2012830 (average weekday)[7]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Terminus Main Line Mahwah
toward Hoboken
Bergen County Line
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Metro-North Following station
Sloatsburg
towards Port Jervis
Port Jervis Line Ramsey Route 17
towards Hoboken
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Sloatsburg
toward Chicago
Main Line Mahwah
Hillburn
toward Chicago

Suffern station is a commuter rail stop in Suffern, New York, United States. It is operated by New Jersey Transit, whose Main Line serves this station,[8] and also used by the Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line.

History[edit]

The current station was built in 1941 by the Erie Railroad and replaced an older station near the site of the current New York State Thruway overpass. That older station, built in 1887, served the Piermont Branch when that line had passenger service. It was demolished in 1941 when the new station was built. A Wells Fargo Express Mail depot built in 1908 occupies the site and is now a museum.[9]

Station layout[edit]

This station has two tracks, each with a low-level side platform. Suffern is the only station used by New Jersey Transit in New York (aside from New York Penn Station) that does not have Metro North-styled signage trackside, instead employing NJT's black and white signs.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 2      Main Line and      Bergen County Line alighting passengers only
     Port Jervis Line toward Port Jervis (Sloatsburg)
Track 1      Port Jervis Line toward Hoboken (Ramsey Route 17)
     Main Line and      Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Mahwah)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mott, Edward Harold (1899). Between the Ocean and the Lakes: The Story of Erie. New York, New York: John S. Collins. Retrieved July 29, 2020.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

References[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. ^ Mott 1899, p. 331.
  4. ^ Seymour, HC (October 28, 1841). "Eastern Division of the New York and Erie Railroad". The Evening Post. New York, New York. p. 1. Retrieved July 29, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Suffern's New Depot". The Evening Gazette. Port Jervis, New York. March 11, 1987. p. 1. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Demolish Station, Old Landmark Here". The Paterson News. May 13, 1941. p. 8. Retrieved April 6, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Saeed, Khurram (April 19, 2007). "NJ Transit approves 10 percent fare hike". The Journal News. p. A.5.
  9. ^ "Historical Marker in front of building".

External links[edit]

Media related to Suffern (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons

The former Railway Express Agency station at Suffern