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.

Mount Olive
Mount Olive station.jpg
The Mount Olive station facing to the east and Netcong station. There is no signage denoting the station.
LocationWaterloo Valley Road, Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Coordinates40°54′26.7″N 74°43′50.8″W / 40.907417°N 74.730778°W / 40.907417; -74.730778Coordinates: 40°54′26.7″N 74°43′50.8″W / 40.907417°N 74.730778°W / 40.907417; -74.730778
Owned byNew Jersey Transit (station)
Norfolk Southern (trackage)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Parking23 parking spaces
Other information
Fare zone19[1]
History
Opened1854
RebuiltOctober 31, 1994[2]
ElectrifiedNo
Previous namesWaterloo
Traffic
Passengers (2017)16 (average weekday)[3][4]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Hackettstown
Terminus
Montclair-Boonton Line Netcong
Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Hackettstown Old Main Line Netcong
The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Waterloo station site, 2008

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.[5] The Washington Secondary was the original alignment of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Main Line via Washington and Portland, Pennsylvania.[6] Near Mount Olive station was once the Waterloo station, named after local Waterloo, New Jersey. Waterloo station was first built in 1854[7] 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.[8]

Station layoutEdit

Mount Olive has one mini-high side platform.

Ground/
Platform level
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. May 23, 2010. pp. 1–4. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  2. ^ 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.  
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey 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. ^ Sanderson, Bill (November 6, 1994). "People Back Home Know Best". The Record. Bergen County, New Jersey: The Record of Bergen County.
  6. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 2: Dover to Scranton. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc.
  7. ^ Wright, Kevin W. (2000). Newton and the Iron Horse: A History of the Sussex Railroad. Accessed online: 3 December 2007.
  8. ^ Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 769. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mount Olive (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons