Upper Montclair (NJT station)

Upper Montclair (NJT Station)

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Upper Montclair (NJT station)

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Upper Montclair is a New Jersey Transit station in Montclair, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The station is located between two grade level crossings on Bellevue Avenue and Lorraine Avenue, and between North Mountain Avenue and Upper Montclair Plaza parallel to the railroad, and is near one of the town's shopping districts located on Valley Road a block away. The station is at mile point 13.7 on the Boonton Line. Closing the grade crossing of Lorraine Avenue is being considered for safety reasons. Upper Montclair is the fourth of six stops in Montclair the train makes coming northbound on the line, and the third as one comes southbound. It is 9 stations away from New York, and 8 from Hoboken. The station is very close to and serves the Upper Montclair Business District. A stream, Toney's Brook has its source just to the northwest of the station and separates the northbound platform from the parking lots on either side of the tracks. Across the street from the station is Anderson Park.

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The original station was a small building, built by the Montclair Railway when the Upper Montclair area was still rural. It was acquired by the Erie Railroad and rebuilt in 1892. The 1892 station building was damaged in a 2006 fire, but the platform is still used. It is being rebuilt (in 2009), using the remaining Porte-cochere. The new building will mimick the original design, but larger. The station building will have a restaurant inside,...
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