Mount Olive station
Mount Olive is a NJ Transit station in Mount Olive, New Jersey, located in the International Trade Center. The station, located on the side of Waterloo Village Road, services trains for both the Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morristown Line along trackage owned by Norfolk Southern. The line is not electrified from Hackettstown to Dover, where passengers can transfer to an electric Morristown Line train via Summit or a diesel Montclair-Boonton train via Wayne and Montclair. Trains along both lines head to Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey or New York Penn Station at 34th Street in New York City, although Montclair-Boonton trains require a transfer at Montclair State University or Newark Broad Street for electrified service to New York.
The Mount Olive station facing to the east and Netcong station. There is no signage denoting the station.
|Location||Waterloo Valley Road, Mount Olive, NJ 07828|
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit (station)|
Norfolk Southern (trackage)
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||23 parking spaces|
|Rebuilt||October 31, 1994|
|Passengers (2017)||16 (average weekday)|
After the termination of Boonton Line passenger service to Washington in 1966, service terminated at Netcong station in Netcong. In 1994, stations were constructed along Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary (to Washington) at Mount Olive and Hackettstown, extending the line into Warren County and providing rail service to the International Trade Center (ITC) along with tourist attraction, Waterloo Village. Service took effect on November 5, 1994 from Netcong to Hackettstown. The Washington Secondary was the original alignment of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Main Line via Washington and Portland, Pennsylvania. Near Mount Olive station was once the Waterloo station, named after local Waterloo, New Jersey. Waterloo station was first built in 1854 and remained in service until being torn down in the 1920s. It continued to receive passengers, and was the only regular stop with neither a building nor even a shelter.
Mount Olive has one mini-high side platform.
|Track 1||← Morristown Line and Montclair-Boonton Line limited service toward Hackettstown (Terminus) |
Morristown Line and Montclair-Boonton Line limited service toward Hoboken or New York (Netcong) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Street level||Ticket machines, parking|
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