Walnut Street station (NJT)
The Walnut Street station in February 2015.
|Location||25 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Platforms||2 low level side platforms|
|Parking||198 spots in 4 lots|
|Bicycle facilities||parking rack|
|Electrified||September 30, 2002|
|Passengers (2012)||982 (average weekday)|
Walnut Street (formerly known as Montclair) 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.
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. It is located at the corner of Walnut Street and Depot Square, and is in the Walnut street business district. 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.
- "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
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- "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Walnut Street, New Jersey Transit, accessed April 27, 2007.
- Media related to Walnut Street (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons