Walnut Street (NJT station)

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Walnut Street
Walnut Street station September 2013.JPG
Eastbound platform, the station building is in the background on the left
Station statistics
Address25 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
Line(s)
ConnectionsCommuter Bus DeCamp: 33
Platforms2 low level side platforms
Tracks2
Parking198 spots in 4 lots
Bicycle facilitiesparking rack
Other information
Opened1873
Rebuilt1952
ElectrifiedSeptember 30, 2002
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Station code1737[1]
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Fare zone5
FormerlyMontclair[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
 
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Walnut Street
Walnut Street station September 2013.JPG
Eastbound platform, the station building is in the background on the left
Station statistics
Address25 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
Line(s)
ConnectionsCommuter Bus DeCamp: 33
Platforms2 low level side platforms
Tracks2
Parking198 spots in 4 lots
Bicycle facilitiesparking rack
Other information
Opened1873
Rebuilt1952
ElectrifiedSeptember 30, 2002
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
Station code1737[1]
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Fare zone5
FormerlyMontclair[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
toward Sterling Forest

Walnut Street Station (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 has a restaurant, the "Erie Saloon", 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 on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Walnut Street, New Jersey Transit, accessed April 27, 2007.

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