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.
Dover station from the island platform in the center of the station.
Dover, NJ 07801
|Owned by||NJ Transit|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||NJT Bus: 875, 880|
|Parking||Hourly and reserved|
|Station code||38 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)|
|Passengers (2017)||983 (average weekday)|
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Dover Railroad Station)
The station depot at Dover, seen in December 2014 with no business renting the depot.
|Location||Dover, New Jersey, USA|
|Area||0.6 acres (0.2 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||80002511|
|Added to NRHP||May 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.
|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|
- "List of Station Numbers". Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. 1952. p. 1. Retrieved June 2, 2019.[permanent dead link]
- "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: NJ Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
- "Quarterly Ridership Trends Analysis" (PDF). NJ Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Morris County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places