Anderson Street (Hackensack) is the northern station presently open (there were once four stations all with street names) in this New Jersey city. The station had a cream colored wall station house with a peaked overhanging brown roof. It was an historic Erie Railroad Station House, and a sign on it informs passengers it was built in 1869 and was added to the state and national lists of historic places in 1984, refurbished in 1998. Unfortunately the stations days for service to the railroad is over, instead the station house has become the Green Caboose Thrift Shop (from my visit in 2006). Then it had a catastrophic fire and was destroyed the morning of January 10, 2009 . The depot had been the second oldest in the state.
Today it has been replaced by more parking and two white domed bus shelters, one covering a silver bench and one two TVMs. These TVM after the fire were not installed until November 2011, and the stop was the last station on NJ Transit to not have TVMs. On November 28, 2011, NJT began requiring a $5 fee for tickets purchased on board system wide. The only evidence of the historic depot is the fact station signs are still in the historic all capitalized font. These are along the north side of Anderson Street's grade crossing where the side of the depot once was. This is at the southern end of the simple 4 car low-level platform on the west side of the single track. The edge of the platform now has just a simple silver highway style guardrail and this includes the alley with a line of angled parking (50 spaces) on the other side of the track opposite platform, this line of angled parking extends up to the next grade crossing at Clinton Place. The platform ends half way to this and there is another slightly awkward entrance by going around a private parking space and through a small alley to Linden Street. This is across from where Maple Avenue dead ends on the eastern side of the track across from the platform.
March 3, 2013 Visit: The station is down to one TVM, the other has been removed leaving a wooden pedestal
Construction on a new waiting room and shelter: Starting March 16, 2013 and continuing through September 2013 the station will undergo the construction of a new shelter. The station is getting a bit of a station house back and passengers will have more than just the two shelters to wait for trains inside!
Photos 1-5 taken on 8 August, 2006, 6-32 on 5 October, 2012, 33-41 on 3 March, 2013, 42-64 on 5 June, 2013