Madison station (NJ Transit)

Madison is a NJ Transit station in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey, United States, along the Morristown Line. The station was built in 1916 after the local government passed an ordinance for $159,000 with the cooperation of the D.L. & W.R.R. in the planning of the depot. Mrs. D. Willis James financed much of the road grading caused by the track elevation. The tracks were elevated through the downtown and no established roadways were hindered by crossing delays. The station included baggage and cargo facilities readily accessible by wagons as well as the stationmaster offices, a newsstand, and waiting facilities featuring extensive banks of high-backed wooden seating. Weeping Mulberry trees were planted among the landscaping and in natural areas in the parking area. In 1984, the station was listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places as part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[8][7][9]

Madison, NJ, train station platform.jpg
View east from south (eastbound) platform
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNJ Transit Bus: 873
Parkingroughly 60 spaces, 5 handicapped
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code426 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)[1]
Fare zone11
OpenedJanuary 1, 1838
RebuiltJanuary 1, 1879[2]
January 1915[3]–April 17, 1916[4]
Passengers (2017)1,536 (average weekday)[5][6]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Convent Station Morristown Line Chatham
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
toward Buffalo
Main Line Chatham
toward Hoboken
Madison Station
Madison NJ train station.jpg
Southern side, 2007
LocationMadison, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40°45′25.3″N 74°24′54.7″W / 40.757028°N 74.415194°W / 40.757028; -74.415194Coordinates: 40°45′25.3″N 74°24′54.7″W / 40.757028°N 74.415194°W / 40.757028; -74.415194
ArchitectFrank J. Nies
Architectural styleCollegiate Gothic
NRHP reference #84002764[7]
Madison station, pre-1916

Station layoutEdit

The station has two tracks, each with a mini-high and low-level side platform.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Morristown Line toward Dover or Hackettstown (Convent Station)
Track 2      Morristown Line toward Hoboken or New York (Chatham)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of Station Numbers". Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. 1952. p. 2. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Here is the First Picture of the New Station". The Madison Eagle. January 29, 1915. p. 1. Retrieved June 13, 2019 – via  
  3. ^ "Preparing for Foundation for New Madison Station". The Madison Eagle. January 15, 1915. p. 1. Retrieved June 13, 2019 – via  
  4. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1980). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 1. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 96-97. ISBN 0-9603398-2-5.
  5. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  7. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  8. ^ Madison New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  9. ^ Morris County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places

External linksEdit

  Media related to Madison (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons