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Hackettstown is a New Jersey Transit station in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The station is located at the intersection of Valentine Street and Beatty Street and is the western terminus of the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line, which both provide service to Hoboken Terminal or to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct. Hackettstown station is the only active New Jersey Transit station in Warren County. The line from Hackettstown – Dover is diesel powered, requiring a transfer at Dover, Montclair State University or Newark Broad Street to an electrified train to New York Penn Station. Proposals exist of an extension of the Montclair-Boonton Line, including an extension to Washington and possibly Phillipsburg further along the Washington Secondary.[6]

Hackettstown
Hackettstown station - March 2017.jpg
Hackettstown station along the Washington Secondary, maintained by Norfolk Southern as viewed from next to the mini-high level platform at the northern end of the platform.
LocationBeatty Street and Valentine Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey
Coordinates40°51′07″N 74°50′05″W / 40.85194°N 74.83472°W / 40.85194; -74.83472Coordinates: 40°51′07″N 74°50′05″W / 40.85194°N 74.83472°W / 40.85194; -74.83472
Owned byNew Jersey Transit (station)
Norfolk Southern (trackage)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingHourly and reserved
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code911 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)[1]
Fare zone19
History
OpenedMay 23, 1854[2]
ClosedOctober 1966
Rebuilt1868; October 31, 1994[3]
ElectrifiedNo
Traffic
Passengers (2017)85 (average weekday)[4][5]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Terminus Montclair-Boonton Line Mount Olive
Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Port Murray Old Main Line Mount Olive

Service west of Netcong station began on October 31, 1994, with an extension of the Boonton Line westward along Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary. The station was opened along with Mount Olive station[7] near Waterloo Village and the International Trade Center in the namesake township. Originally, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) served Hackettstown with a large station in downtown Hackettstown for its Old Main alignment. The large wooden station was a Type W-2 station (from DL&W railroad documents) built in 1868. Hackettstown station was razed in the late 1960s[8] after passenger service on most Erie-Lackawanna Railroad branches terminated in October 1966.[9]

Station layoutEdit

Hackettstown has one low-level side platform.

Ground/
Platform level
Track 1      Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line limited service toward Hoboken or New York (Mount Olive)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machines, parking

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Station Numbers". Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. 1952. p. 2. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Davis, J.M. "Letter to the New York Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society" (PDF). The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. p. 8. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Ciliberti, Dino F. (October 30, 1994). "Train Service Starts Tomorrow to Mount Olive, Hackettstown". The Daily Record. Morristown, New Jersey. p. E7. Retrieved March 13, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  6. ^ 2020 Transit: Possibilities For The Future (Map). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit. October 2000. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  7. ^ Sanderson, Bill (November 6, 1994). "People Back Home Know Best". The Record (Bergen County). Bergen County, New Jersey: The Record of Bergen County.
  8. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 2: Dover to Scranton. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc.
  9. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1: New Jersey. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. ISBN 1-58248-183-0.

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