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Morristown
Train Station, Morristown, New Jersey (8537564191).jpg
The station building in 2012
Location 122 Morris St.
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus: 871, 872, 873, 874, 875, 880
Community Coach: 77
Construction
Parking 455 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code 430 (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western)
Fare zone 14
History
Opened January 1, 1838
Rebuilt November 3, 1913
Electrified December 18, 1930
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 1,822 (average weekday)
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Morris Plains
toward Hackettstown
Morristown Line Convent Station
Former services
Preceding station Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Following station
Morris Plains
toward Buffalo
Main Line Convent Station
toward Hoboken
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (a.k.a. Morristown Railroad Station)
NRHP reference No. 80002514
Added to NRHP 1980

Morristown is a NJ Transit rail station on the Morristown Line, located in Morristown, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It serves an average of 1,800 passengers on a typical weekday. Construction of the historic station began in 1912 and the facility opened November 3, 1913. A station agent and waiting room are available weekdays. The station's interior was featured in Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" video in 1984. Just west of the station, at Baker Interlocking the Morristown & Erie Railway branches off the NJT line. The M&E's offices and shop are here.

Morristown received ADA mini-high level platforms in 2005 to make the station handicapped accessible. The eastbound ramp is near Morris Street and the westbound ramp is just west of the old freight house. Morristown station has 455 parking spaces spread across three different lots near the station.

History

A predecessor station was the terminus of the Morris and Essex Railroad, using the same railbed, constructed in 1835.

Ultimately the line extended to the east to the Hudson River connecting to New York by Ferry.

The line was previously used by a series of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western and Erie Lackawanna railway companies from the 1930s until the 1960s. The 1913-built Delaware, Lackawanna and Western station house was designed by Frank J. Nies and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.

Station layout

The station has two tracks, each with a mini-high and low-level side platform.

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Dover or Hackettstown (Morris Plains)
Track 2      Template:NJ Transit lines toward Hoboken or New York (Convent Station)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking
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