Walnut Street station (NJT)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Walnut Street (NJT station))
Jump to: navigation, search
Walnut Street
Walnut Street Station - February 2015.jpg
The Walnut Street station in February 2015.
Location 25 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
Coordinates 40°49′02″N 74°12′35″W / 40.8173°N 74.2098°W / 40.8173; -74.2098Coordinates: 40°49′02″N 74°12′35″W / 40.8173°N 74.2098°W / 40.8173; -74.2098
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 low level side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Commuter Bus DeCamp: 33
Construction
Parking 198 spots in 4 lots
Bicycle facilities parking rack
Disabled access no
Other information
Station code 1737[1]
Fare zone 5
History
Opened 1873
Rebuilt 1952
Electrified September 30, 2002
Previous names Montclair[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 982 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad
Preceding station   NJT (before 2002)   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad

Walnut Street (formerly known as Montclair[2]) is a New Jersey Transit station on Walnut Street at Depot Square in Montclair, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. It is the most used station on the Montclair–Boonton Line. Walnut Street is the second or fifth (depending the station of origin) of six stops that are in Montclair along the Montclair-Boonton line. It gets its name from the street that crosses the railroad tracks next to the station. It has a farmers' market in its parking lot from the summer to the early fall. As of December, 2016, a Mexican styled restaurant called "Mezoco," has opened in the station house.

History[edit]

The former Erie Plaza station in Montclair as viewed in 1909. This station was demolished in 1953

Built in 1873 by the Montclair Railway, the station was the Erie Railroad's main station in Montclair. The station was formerly known as Montclair.[2] It is located at the corner of Walnut Street and Depot Square, and is in the Walnut street business district.[4] In 1953, the current building was erected and the old station was demolished. In 1973 a freight train derailed at the station. The Montclair Connection, which merged the Montclair Branch and the Boonton Line, is a few streets after the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Shepard, Royal F.; Shepard, Elizabeth. Images of America: Montclair. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 9780738513492. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Walnut Street, New Jersey Transit, accessed April 27, 2007.

External links[edit]