Watchung Avenue station

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Watchung Avenue
Watchung Ave.jpg
The Watchung Avenue station as a train enters the station
General information
Location396 Park Street
Montclair, New Jersey, 07042
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 low-level side platforms
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 28
Commuter Bus DeCamp: 66
Parking95 permit spots
Bicycle facilitiesNo bicycle racks
Other information
Station code1739 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone5
OpenedJanuary 1, 1873[3][4][5]
RebuiltMarch 19, 1901[6]–1904
ElectrifiedSeptember 30, 2002
Previous namesPark Street (January 1, 1873–March 31, 1919[2])
2017802 (average weekday)[7][8]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Upper Montclair Montclair-Boonton Line
Walnut Street
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Upper Montclair New York and Greenwood Lake Railway Montclair
Watchung Avenue Station
Watchung Avenue Station - depot.jpg
The Watchung Avenue station depot in December 2014.
Watchung Avenue station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Watchung Avenue station
LocationMontclair, New Jersey, USA
Coordinates40°49′46.56″N 74°12′25.38″W / 40.8296000°N 74.2070500°W / 40.8296000; -74.2070500Coordinates: 40°49′46.56″N 74°12′25.38″W / 40.8296000°N 74.2070500°W / 40.8296000; -74.2070500
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Architectural styleRenaissance
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No.84002674[9]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Watchung Avenue (known as Park Street until April 1, 1919) is a New Jersey Transit station at the intersection of Watchung Avenue, Watchung Plaza, and Park Street in Montclair, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The Watchung Avenue station is on an elevated embankment between Watchung Plaza and Park Street. The outbound platform faces the plaza, while the inbound platform and the station house are on the Park Street side. The station house has a waiting room with a bathroom and a former post office and ticket booth. Service to and from this station is weekdays (Monday to Friday) only, with all service stopping at intermediate points.[10]

Station layout[edit]

The station's low-level side platforms are not wheelchair accessible.

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound      Montclair-Boonton Line weekdays toward Montclair University or Hackettstown (Upper Montclair)
Inbound      Montclair-Boonton Line weekdays toward Hoboken or New York (Walnut Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Watchung is Back Again". The New York Sun. March 31, 1919. p. 9. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Catlin 1873, p. 33.
  4. ^ Whittemore 1894, p. 47.
  5. ^ Baxter & Adams 1999, p. 147.
  6. ^ Ziobro, Paul A. (April 8, 2004). "Rehab Project Slated for Watchung Station". The Montclair Times. p. A9. Retrieved January 30, 2019 – via open access
  7. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  10. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Retrieved March 23, 2015.


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