Towaco station

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Towaco Station September 2013.JPG
The Towaco station platform in September 2013, facing eastbound along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The shelter for buses can be seen to the right.
Coordinates 40°55′23″N 74°20′36″W / 40.9230°N 74.3434°W / 40.9230; -74.3434Coordinates: 40°55′23″N 74°20′36″W / 40.9230°N 74.3434°W / 40.9230; -74.3434
Owned by NJ Transit
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 871
Commuter Bus Lakeland: 46
(limited Lakeland service)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 11[1]
Rebuilt 1910–1911[2], 2000[3]
Previous names Whitehall (–1905)[2]
Passengers (2017) 80 (average weekday)[4][5]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
  Former services  
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Denville
Boonton Branch
toward Hoboken

Towaco is a train station on New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line in the Towaco section of Montville Township, New Jersey. The station is located on U.S. Route 202 and Whitehall Roads in Montville. The station has a single side platform on a single track, facing eastbound. There are also two parking lots with 220 spots for free use. There is also a 600-square-foot (56 m2) shelter on the platform for riders.

The station was first opened by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad as Whitehall. Renamed to Towaco in 1905,[6] a new depot was built in 1924 by the railroad with help from architect F.G. Neiss.[7] The depot replaced one built in the 1910s[2] and demolished in 1970. NJ Transit rebuilt the structure in 2000.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Outbound/Inbound Montclair–Boonton Line PM rush hours toward Hackettstown (Boonton)
Montclair–Boonton Line AM rush hours toward Hoboken or New York (Lincoln Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machine and parking



  1. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 766. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3. 
  3. ^ Florio 2017, p. 81.
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18. 
  6. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1:Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. pp. 52–53, 80. ISBN 1-58248-214-4. 
  7. ^ a b Pope, Clementina (September 12, 1999). "Towaco Train Station Work to Begin". The Daily Record. p. 17. Retrieved April 29, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read

External links[edit]

Media related to Towaco (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons