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
Opened1841[3]
RebuiltMarch 9, 1887;[4] January 1, 1941[5]
Key dates
May 19411887 station depot razed[5]
Traffic
Passengers (2012)830 (average weekday)[6]
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 Railroad 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

The 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,[7] and also used by the Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis Line. These two lines offer service (usually one-seat) from Port Jervis to Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City via Secaucus Junction. Most trains arriving from Port Jervis and headed to New York/Hoboken during rush-hour do not make any stops between Suffern and Secaucus, though a few also stop at Ramsey Route 17 and Ridgewood on the way. The same is true of trains coming back in the evening rush-hour.

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, 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.[8]

Suffern is the only station used by New Jersey Transit in New York that does not have Metro North-styled signage trackside, instead employing NJT's black and white signs.

Station layout[edit]

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

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

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. ^ Green, M.D., Frank Bertangue (1886). "History of Rockland County". New York, New York: A. S. Barnes & Company. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Suffern's New Depot". The Evening Gazette. Port Jervis, New York. March 11, 1987. p. 1. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Demolish Station, Old Landmark Here". The Paterson News. May 13, 1941. p. 8. Retrieved April 6, 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Saeed, Khurram (April 19, 2007). "NJ Transit approves 10 percent fare hike". The Journal News. p. A.5.
  8. ^ "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