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Can anyone confirm that the platform extending from Harrison Ave to Warren Street along NJ Transit's M&E/Montclair-Boonton Line (the line that goes to Newark Broad Street Station) is in fact an abandoned NJ Transit passenger rail station? Or is it actually some type of a service station?

Is there any effort currently going on to get it put to use as a passenger rail station?

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Can anyone confirm that the platform extending from Harrison Ave to Warren Street along NJ Transit's M&E/Montclair-Boonton Line (the line that goes to Newark Broad Street Station) is in fact an abandoned NJ Transit passenger rail station? Or is it actually some type of a service station?

Is there any effort currently going on to get it put to use as a passenger rail station?

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It was a station years ago, every now & then you can see a post card of it on e-bay.

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It was a station years ago, every now & then you can see a post card of it on e-bay.

Is there any effort to have it restored? You have to figure that after all the redevelopment plans come to fruition, there will be real demand for direct rail access to and from midtown Manhattan. People will be coming in to the office towers and the stadium and people will be commuting from Harrison to jobs in the Times Square area. It's much faster to take NJ Transit from Broad Street to midtown than to take the PATH from Harrison station to midtown. But, Broad Street station is nowhere near the center of Harrison.

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Is there any effort to have it restored? You have to figure that after all the redevelopment plans come to fruition, there will be real demand for direct rail access to and from midtown Manhattan. People will be coming in to the office towers and the stadium and people will be commuting from Harrison to jobs in the Times Square area. It's much faster to take NJ Transit from Broad Street to midtown than to take the PATH from Harrison station to midtown. But, Broad Street station is nowhere near the center of Harrison.

I asked the same question about possibly widening the platform for that same line on Rodgers Blvd.I was told they, meaning NJ Transit and the PATH, would rather have you pay 2 fares than to make the redevelopement and the Stadium more convenient to midtown Manhattan.Forget about the people that could use the line to come in from western NJ.They would rather have them use their cars or find another way and another fare to get into Harrison.

As always, it is about money.When those trains were dropping 10,000 people a day into Harrison during the 40' and 50's it was fine.There was money to be made.Then we built 280...80..78.. etc. White flight ,pollution,congestion.If it wasn't for Mayor Rodgers fighting them tooth and nail 280 was slated to go through Harrison...on Hamilton Street..ground level.Imagine a six lane highway right through the heart of Harrison.Can you say East Orange??

I'm not kidding .Look it up

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