Hackettstown (NJT station)

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File:Hackettstown Station.jpg
The Hackettstown Station along the Washington Secondary, maintained by Norfolk Southern as viewed from the mini-high level platform at the northern end of the platform.
Location Beatty Street and Valentine Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey
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Owned by New Jersey Transit (station)
Norfolk Southern (trackage)
Platforms 1
Tracks 1
Parking Hourly and reserved
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 19
Opened 1868
Closed Late 1960s
Rebuilt 1994
Electrified No
Passengers (2012) 166 (average weekday)[1]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Terminus Montclair-Boonton Line
Morristown Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Old Main Line

Hackettstown is a New Jersey Transit station in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The station is located at the intersection of Valentine Street and Beatty Street and is the western terminus of the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line, which both provide service to Hoboken Terminal or to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct. Hackettstown Station is the only active New Jersey Transit station in Warren County. The line from Hackettstown – Dover is all diesel engine, requiring a transfer at Dover Station to an electrified Morristown Line train to Summit and eastward points. Proposals exist of an extension of the Montclair-Boonton Line, including an extension to Washington and possibly Phillipsburg further along the Washington Secondary.[2]

Service west of Netcong station began in November 1994, with an extension of the Boonton Line westward along Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary. The station was opened along with Mount Olive station[3] near Waterloo Village and the International Trade Center in the namesake township. Originally, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) serviced Hackettstown with a large station in downtown Hackettstown for its Old Main alignment. The large wooden station was a Type W-2 station (from DL&W railroad documents) built in 1868. Hackettstown Station was razed in the late 1960s[4] after passenger service on most Erie-Lackawanna Railroad branches terminated in October 1966.[5]

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  1. "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2020 Transit: Possibilities For The Future (Map). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit. October 2000. Retrieved September 9, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Sanderson, Bill (November 6, 1994). "People Back Home Know Best". The Record (Bergen County). Bergen County, New Jersey: The Record of Bergen County. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 2: Dover to Scranton. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1: New Jersey. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. ISBN 1-58248-183-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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