River Edge station

River Edge is a New Jersey Transit rail station on the Pascack Valley Line. The station is one of two rail stations in River Edge, New Jersey and is located at River Edge Road and Park Avenue, one block east of Kinderkamack Road (County Route 503) and three blocks west of River Road.

River Edge
River Edge, NJ, train station.jpg
Eastbound train arriving at River Edge in 2011
LocationRiver Edge Road
River Edge, NJ
Coordinates40°56′06″N 74°01′48″W / 40.93495°N 74.029869°W / 40.93495; -74.029869Coordinates: 40°56′06″N 74°01′48″W / 40.93495°N 74.029869°W / 40.93495; -74.029869
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 165 and 762
Commuter Bus Rockland Coaches: 11
(all connections on Kinderkamack Road)
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (permit required)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station code779 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone6[2]
History
OpenedMarch 4, 1870[3]
RebuiltSeptember 22, 1902
ElectrifiedNo
Passengers
2012495 (average weekday)[4]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Oradell Pascack Valley Line New Bridge Landing
toward Hoboken
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
New Milford
toward Haverstraw
New Jersey and New York Railroad North Hackensack

HistoryEdit

The original station caught fire on February 8, 1901 from a spark from a passing train. The station was rebuilt and reopened on September 22, 1902. The station was named by a committee of donors that helped to fund the building of the new station and voted to name it River Edge station.[5]

Station layoutEdit

The station has one track and one low-level side platform, and has a heated waiting area for passengers. Permit parking is operated by the Borough of River Edge. For New Milford residents, there is a commuter lot provided by the Borough located nearly two blocks away in New Milford.

In popular cultureEdit

The station can be seen in a scene of the 2008 movie Be Kind Rewind.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Pascack Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Railway Extension". The New York Times. March 6, 1870. p. 8. Retrieved April 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ The historical information is provided by Kevin Wright KINDERGAN, ASHLEY. northjersey.com. HISTORIC RIVER EDGE STATION BACK IN USE. http://www.northjersey.com/2news/2transportation/46328177.html . Google's cache Jul 15, 2009 23:46:19 GMT

External linksEdit

  Media related to River Edge (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons