Walnut Street station (NJ Transit)

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Walnut Street
Walnut Street Station - February 2015.jpg
Walnut Street station in February 2015.
Location25 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
Coordinates40°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 byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms2 low level side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsCommuter Bus DeCamp: 33
Construction
Parking198 spots in 4 lots
Bicycle facilitiesparking rack
Disabled accessno
Other information
Station code1737[1]
Fare zone5
History
Opened1873
Rebuilt1952
ElectrifiedSeptember 30, 2002
Previous namesMontclair[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,208 (average weekday)[3][4]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
  Former services  
toward Hackettstown
Boonton Line
until 2002
toward Hoboken
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad
toward Jersey City

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.

The station house has been leased out as a restaurant for many years. The most recent tenant to occupy the space, Mezoco Mexican Taqueria, opened in 2016.

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.[5] 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.

Station layout[edit]

The station's low-level side platforms are not accessible.

Ground/
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Montclair–Boonton Line weekdays toward Montclair University or Hackettstown (Watchung Avenue)
Inbound Montclair–Boonton Line weekdays toward Hoboken or New York (Bay Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Ticket machine and parking

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. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  5. ^ Walnut Street, New Jersey Transit, accessed April 27, 2007.

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