Essex Street
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Essex Street (Hackensack) is the southern stop in this city and just across from the southern end of median running for Pascack Valley Line trains with each direction of Railroad Avenue on each side of the tracks for a mile and 8 grade crossings. The station lacks a depot and has a single 4 car low-level side platform on the west side of the track that begins at the grade crossing of Essex Street and runs south. The station is now ADA compliant and there is a wooden ramp (with black metal railings) up to a wooden mini-high platform with a wooden bench to sit on for waiting passengers needing accessible service. The rest of the platform has received a tactile warning strip. This platform has a few benches along it and brown lampposts. A each end of it are two modern silver walled with pointed roofed shelters (these replaced a white domed roof bus shelter from when I visited the station in 2006). One shelter is at the southern end of the platform just before the ADA ramp and has just a bench inside. The other is at the northern end just south of the grade crossing and contains a bench and TVM, just outside of it is a bike rack and an old yellow pay box ($3.00 per day) for the 194 space parking lot the entire platform is along. In the middle of this parking lot is a tall Essex Street sign that announces the station to the surrounding community. There is a supplemental permit only 50 space parking lot (that was virtually empty when I visited on a Friday afternoon) along the east side of the tracks.
Photos 1-18 taken on 8 August, 2006, 19-51 on 5 October, 2012

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GP40-PH2 #4102 stopped across the grade crossing at Essex Street.
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GP40-PH2 #4102 begins to pull 3 car Pascack Valley Line #1623 as it continues it's one-way journey north to Spring Valley
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GP40-PH2 #4102 in the ROW in the middle of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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Metro-North Comet-V #6703 is the Cab-Car at the back of Pascak Vally Line Train #1623 runs down the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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Metro-North Comet-V #6703 is the Cab-Car and Pascak Vally Line Train #1623 continue down the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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Metro-North Comet-V Cab-Car #6703 in the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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The tall parking lot sign
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The bus-shelter and bike parking area at Essex Street
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Looking down the simple low-level Essex Street Platform
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The direction of travel to the destinations served at Essex Street, stickers with old format arrows cover up the original circle arrows
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A sign and bench on the platform
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GP40-PH2 #4105 leads northbound Pascack Valley Line Train #1625 down the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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GP40-PH2 #4105 leads northbound Pascack Valley Line Train #1625 down the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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GP40-PH2 #4105 in the median of Railroad Avenue in Hackensack
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4 Car Pascack Valley Line Train #4105 continues through Hackensack in the median of Railroad Avenue
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A Comet-V Metro-North Cab Car at the back of Pascack Valley Line Train #4105 in the median of Railroad Avenue
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Comet-V #4065 leads a southbound train through the median running
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Comet-V #4065 keeps heading south through the middle of Hackensack
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