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Dover Station.jpg
Dover station from the island platform in the center of the station.
Location East Dickerson Street at South Bergen Street,
Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 07801
Owned by NJ Transit
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 875, 880
Parking Hourly and reserved
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 38 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)
Fare zone 17
Opened July 31, 1848
Rebuilt November 1, 1901
Electrified January 22, 1931
Passengers (2017) 983 (average weekday)
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Mount Arlington
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line Denville
Morristown Line
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Mount Arlington
toward Buffalo
Main Line Denville
toward Hoboken
toward Buffalo
Terminus Boonton Branch Rockaway
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Dover Railroad Station)
Dover depot house.jpg
The station depot at Dover, seen in December 2014 with no business renting the depot.
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Location Dover, New Jersey, USA
Area 0.6 acres (0.2 ha)
Built 1902
Architect F.J. Nies
NRHP reference No. 80002511
Added to NRHP May 23, 1980

Dover is an NJ Transit station in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The station was originally built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in 1901 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


On July 31, 1848, the first train rolled into Dover over the Morris & Essex Railroad. In 1863, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) acquired the Morris & Essex line. On November 1, 1901, this new Lackawanna Station was opened in Dover with the arrival of the Buffalo Express at 3:00 p.m. It was met by a citizens' committee and the Dover Cornet Band. After the dedication ceremonies, a dinner was served at the Mansion House Hotel.

Station layout and services

Both the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line serve this station, with service to Hoboken or to New York City via Midtown Direct. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, no trains travel further west than Dover.

There is a single center high center platform and a ticket agent in the building 7 days a week. A NJ Transit Rail Yard is located east of the station.

Most outbound Morristown Line and some Montclair-Boonton Line trains currently terminate at this station, as Dover is the end of electrification. Diesel service continues west to the terminus at Hackettstown.

Platform level
Track 1      Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line limited service toward Hackettstown (Mount Arlington)
     Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line termination track
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Track 2      Morristown Line and      Montclair-Boonton Line toward Hoboken or New York (Denville)
G Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking
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