Little Falls station

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Coordinates: 40°52′50″N 74°14′07″W / 40.88056°N 74.23528°W / 40.88056; -74.23528

Little Falls
Little Falls Station - September 2014.jpg
Little Falls station building in September 2014 facing eastbound towards Great Notch.
Location Union Avenue, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Owned by NJ Transit
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1 revenue track and 1 siding
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 191, 704, and 705
(on Main Street)
Parking 194 parking spaces
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Station code 1765 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Fare zone 8
Opened 1915[2]
Electrified Not electrified
Passengers (2017) 165 (average weekday)[3][4]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Montclair-Boonton Line
(closed 2010)
  Former services  
Erie Railroad
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad

Little Falls is the second of two stations maintained by NJ Transit in Little Falls, New Jersey. The station, on the Montclair-Boonton Line is the first to receive limited revenue service due to the end of electrification at the site of the former Great Notch station. Little Falls station, located at Union Avenue (Passaic County Route 646) in downtown has one side platform with the 1915 station depot, built of brick on the side. The station contains one track for revenue service, and a passing siding for trains. The station is the eighth fare zone, costing $7.75 for a one-way ticket to Hoboken Terminal and a dollar more to transfer at Newark Broad Street to New York Pennsylvania Station. The station has 194 parking spaces, 134 on Railroad Avenue at Montclair Avenue and sixty more along Montclair Avenue. A ticket machine is available. The station is not accessible for handicapped persons. Anyone wishing to receive train service for handicapped must go to Montclair State University station or Wayne Route 23 Transit Center across the Passaic River in Wayne.

Station layout and services[edit]

Trains on the northbound service this station after Montclair State University Station on Clove Road.[5] As of the November 7, 2010, five inbound (to Hoboken) trains stop at Little Falls on weekday mornings, while ten outbound trains (from Hoboken) stop on weekday afternoons/evenings (The last train requires a transfer at Montclair State University Station.) There is no weekend service to Little Falls, as all service terminates at Bay Street station in Montclair, New Jersey. However, during holidays, three of extra trains heading to Lake Hopatcong stop at Little Falls along with three heading to Hoboken Terminal. Bus service is provided by New Jersey Transit with four lines meeting at Little Falls station by the No. 11, No. 191, No. 704 and No. 705.

Platform level
Street level Station building, ticket machine and parking
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Outbound/Inbound Montclair–Boonton Line PM rush hours toward Hackettstown (Wayne – Route 23)
Montclair–Boonton Line AM rush hours toward Hoboken or New York (Montclair State University)


The 1915-construction station depot at Little Falls, seen in September 2013

The station is located along the Montclair-Boonton Line, a former alignment of the New York and Greenwood Lake Railway, run by the Erie Railroad. The line ran from the Erie's Pavonia Terminal in Jersey City to Sterling Forest station on the New Jersey / New York state line. The station was the second of three built in Little Falls, with Great Notch station in the Great Notch district and the Singac station.[6] The current railroad depot was built by the Erie in 1915, a one-story brick structure. The line was cut back to Wanaque-Midvale station in 1935 and the cut entirely in 1966 after being rechristened as the Boonton Line, a mix of the New York and Greenwood Lake and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Boonton Branch. In 1983, seven years after the death of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, New Jersey Transit took over railroad operations and maintenance of the building. Formerly the third station in Little Falls, it has become the only one in downtown Little Falls, after Great Notch was closed by New Jersey Transit in January 2010.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 1: New Jersey. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. p. 76. ISBN 1-58248-183-0. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "How Many Riders Use NJ Transit's Hoboken Train Station?". Hoboken Patch. Retrieved 2018-07-18. 
  5. ^ "Montclair State University Station and 1,500-Spot Parking Deck Officially Opens: "See More Spots" marketing campaign begins". New Jersey Transit. October 20, 2004. Retrieved October 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ Map of Erie Railroad Stations (Map). Cartography by Erie Railroad. Erie Railroad. 1920. 
  7. ^ "New Jersey Transit Announces Closure of Great Notch Station". Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit. December 21, 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 

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