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Dover station (NJ Transit)

Dover is an NJ Transit station in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The station was originally built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1901-02 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[6]

Dover Station.jpg
Dover station from the island platform in the center of the station.
LocationDickerson Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 875, 880
ParkingHourly and reserved
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code38 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)[1]
Fare zone17[2]
Passengers (2017)983 (average weekday)[3][4]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Mount Arlington Montclair-Boonton Line Denville
Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Mount Arlington
toward Buffalo
Main Line Denville
toward Hoboken
toward Buffalo
Terminus Boonton Line Rockaway
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Dover Railroad Station)
Dover depot house.jpg
The station depot at Dover, seen in December 2014 with no business renting the depot.
Dover station (NJ Transit) is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Dover station (NJ Transit)
Dover station (NJ Transit) is located in New Jersey
Dover station (NJ Transit)
Dover station (NJ Transit) is located in the United States
Dover station (NJ Transit)
LocationDover, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40°53′01″N 74°33′20″W / 40.88361°N 74.55556°W / 40.88361; -74.55556Coordinates: 40°53′01″N 74°33′20″W / 40.88361°N 74.55556°W / 40.88361; -74.55556
Area0.6 acres (0.2 ha)
ArchitectF.J. Nies
NRHP reference #80002511[5]
Added to NRHPMay 23, 1980


On July 31, 1848 the first train rolled into Dover over the Morris & Essex Railroad. In 1863 the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) acquired the Morris & Essex line. On November 1, 1901 this new Lackawanna Station was opened in Dover with the arrival of the Buffalo Express at 3:00 p.m. It was met by a citizens' committee and the Dover Cornet Band. After the dedication ceremonies, a dinner was served at the Mansion House Hotel.

Station layout and servicesEdit

Both the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line serve this station, with service to Hoboken or to New York City via Midtown Direct. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, no trains travel further west than Dover.

There is a single center high center platform and a ticket agent in the building 7 days a week. A NJ Transit Rail Yard is located east of the station.

Most outbound Morristown Line and some Montclair-Boonton Line trains currently terminate at this station, as Dover is the end of electrification. Diesel service continues west to the terminus at Hackettstown.

Platform level
Track 1      Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line limited service toward Hackettstown (Mount Arlington)
     Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line termination track
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Track 2      Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line toward Hoboken or New York (Denville)
G Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of Station Numbers". Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. 1952. p. 1. Retrieved June 2, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: NJ Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Quarterly Ridership Trends Analysis" (PDF). NJ 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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Morris County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places

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