Waldwick station

Waldwick is a commuter rail station operated by New Jersey Transit in the borough of Waldwick, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

Waldwick
Waldwick station from above - April 2018.jpg
Waldwick station from pedestrian bridge at south end. Original depot at right with the new railroad-oriented development on the left.
Coordinates41°00′44″N 74°07′23″W / 41.0122°N 74.1230°W / 41.0122; -74.1230
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Station code2319 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone10[2]
History
Opened1886[3]
Passengers
2012484 (average weekday)[4]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Allendale
toward Suffern
Main Line Ho-Ho-Kus
toward Hoboken
Allendale
weekdays
toward Suffern
Bergen County Line
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Allendale
toward Chicago
Main Line Ho-Ho-Kus
Waldwick Railroad Station
Waldwick station - April 2018.jpg
The Waldwick station depot, post-restoration, in April 2018.
Waldwick station is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Waldwick station
Waldwick station is located in New Jersey
Waldwick station
Waldwick station is located in the United States
Waldwick station
LocationHewson Avenue and Prospect Street, Waldwick, New Jersey
Coordinates41°0′44″N 74°7′26″W / 41.01222°N 74.12389°W / 41.01222; -74.12389Coordinates: 41°0′44″N 74°7′26″W / 41.01222°N 74.12389°W / 41.01222; -74.12389
Area0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built1886
NRHP reference No.78001742[5]
NJRHP No.716[6]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1978
Designated NJRHPAugust 27, 1977

HistoryEdit

 
Waldwick station, c. 1907–1912

This station did not open along with the rest of the Paterson and Ramapo Railroad on October 19, 1848.[7][8] The Erie Railroad, who took over that railroad, established a stop at Waldwick c. 1886. A wooden station depot was built on the east side of the tracks at that point. The historic original station house has been listed in the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[9][10] The Waldwick Community Alliance[11] has leased the building for 25 years until 2034. After years of being in disrepair, it has been restored and now houses the Waldwick Museum of Local History.[12][13][14][15]

Station layoutEdit

This station has three tracks, the outer two of which are served by low-level side platforms, which are connect by a pedestrian bridge at their southern ends. As a result, the station is inaccessible for handicapped people as part of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Some weekday Bergen County Line trains originate and terminate at this station. A multiple-track yard (Waldwick Yard) is located at the north end of the station complex to house locomotives and other equipment.

M Mezzanine Connection between platforms
Ground/
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 3           Main Line, Bergen County Line toward Suffern (Allendale)
     Port Jervis Line does not stop here
Track 1      Port Jervis Line does not stop here →
Track 2      Port Jervis Line does not stop here →
          Main Line, Bergen County Line toward Hoboken (Ho-Ho-Kus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Main and Bergen County Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form -- Waldwick Railroad Station". National Park Service. September 21, 1977. p. 8. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 22. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "Ramapo and Paterson and Paterson and Hudson River Railroads". The Evening Post. New York, New York. December 7, 1848. p. 4. Retrieved July 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Common Council". The New York Herald. October 17, 1848. p. 1. Retrieved July 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  10. ^ Watchung New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  11. ^ "Waldwick Community Alliance website". Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  12. ^ "Looking back on 2009 in Waldwick". NorthJersey.com. December 31, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  13. ^ "Train station refurbishment hits snag". NorthJersey.com. May 27, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  14. ^ Rebecca Greene. "Waldwick volunteers review bids for renovation of train station". NorthJersey.com.
  15. ^ "Waldwick opens history museum in train station". North Jersey. Retrieved 2019-03-26.

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