Watchung Avenue station

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Watchung Avenue
Watchung Ave.jpg
The Watchung Avenue station as a train enters the station
Location 396 Park Street
Montclair, New Jersey, 07042
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 low-level side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 28
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 66
Parking 95 permit spots
Bicycle facilities No Bicycle racks
Other information
Station code 1739 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 5
Opened 1873
Rebuilt 1904
Electrified 30 September 2002
Previous names Park Street
Passengers (2012) 746 (average weekday)[2]
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
Watchung Avenue Station
Watchung Avenue Station - depot.jpg
The Watchung Avenue station depot in December 2014.
Watchung Avenue station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Watchung Avenue station
Location Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates 40°49′46.56″N 74°12′25.38″W / 40.8296000°N 74.2070500°W / 40.8296000; -74.2070500Coordinates: 40°49′46.56″N 74°12′25.38″W / 40.8296000°N 74.2070500°W / 40.8296000; -74.2070500
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1873
Architectural style Renaissance
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002674[3]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Watchung Avenue is a New Jersey Transit station at the intersection of Watchung Avenue, Watchung Plaza, and Park Street in Montclair, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The Watchung Avenue station is on an elevated embankment between Watchung Plaza and Park Street. The outbound platform faces the plaza, while the inbound platform and the station house are on the Park Street side. The station house has a waiting room with a bathroom and a former post office and ticket booth. Service to and from this station is weekdays (Monday to Friday) only, with all service stopping at intermediate points.[4]


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 

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