Passaic station (NJ Transit)

Passaic is a NJ Transit rail station served by Main Line trains in Passaic, New Jersey. The station is located in the Passaic Park section of Passaic at an intersection that links Passaic Avenue and Van Houten Avenue with Lackawanna Place. The Hoboken bound platform is located on the Passaic Avenue side of the station and the Suffern bound platform is located at the intersection of Van Houten Avenue and Lackawanna Place. Pedestrian access to both platforms is available on Passaic Avenue, but an underpass is also available to connect both sides.

Passaic
Passaic Station - January 2015.jpg
The Hoboken-bound platform at Passaic station in January 2015.
Coordinates40°50′58″N 74°08′01″W / 40.8494°N 74.1337°W / 40.8494; -74.1337Coordinates: 40°50′58″N 74°08′01″W / 40.8494°N 74.1337°W / 40.8494; -74.1337
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJT Bus: 190, 702
Construction
Parking108 spaces
Other information
Fare zone4[1]
History
OpenedSeptember 12, 1870 (freight service)[2]
December 14, 1870 (passenger service)[3]
RebuiltAugust 16, 1900–June 26, 1901[4][5]
Key dates
April 1958Station agent eliminated[6]
Passengers
2012600 (average weekday)[7]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Clifton
toward Suffern
Main Line Delawanna
toward Hoboken
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Clifton
toward Dover
Boonton Branch Delawanna
toward Hoboken

HistoryEdit

The Boonton Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad was first constructed as a freight bypass of the Morris & Essex Railroad in 1868. This was constructed due to the lack of freight along its passenger lines and stretched from the Denville station to Hoboken Terminal via Boonton and Paterson.[8] Freight service began on September 12, 1870,[9] while passenger service began on December 14, 1870.[3]

Station layoutEdit

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

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Main Line toward Ridgewood, Waldwick or Suffern (Clifton)
     Port Jervis Line limited service toward Port Jervis (Clifton)
Track 2      Port Jervis Line limited service toward Hoboken (Delawanna)
     Main Line toward Hoboken (Delawanna)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

BibliographyEdit

  • Lyon, Isaac S. (1873). Historical Discourse on Boonton, Delivered Before the Citizens of Boonton at Washington Hall, on the Evenings of September 21 and 28, and October 5, 1867. Newark, New Jersey: The Daily Journal Office. Retrieved April 16, 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Main and Bergen County Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Arch, Brad (January 1982). "The Morris and Essex Railroad" (PDF). Journal of New Jersey Postal History Society. X (1): 4–8. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Lyon 1873, p. 55.
  4. ^ "Told in Just a Line or Two". The Passaic Daily News. August 17, 1900. p. 2. Retrieved February 26, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ "To Open New Depot". The Passaic Daily News. June 25, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved February 26, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "DL&W Can Eliminate Passaic Agent, Must Keep Station". The Herald-News. Passaic, New Jersey. April 3, 1958. p. 30. Retrieved February 26, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Van Valen, James M. (1900). History of Bergen County, New Jersey. New York, New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Company. p. 421. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  9. ^ Arch, Brad (January 1982). "The Morris and Essex Railroad" (PDF). Journal of New Jersey Postal History Society. X (1): 4–8. Retrieved April 14, 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Passaic (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons