List of stations on the Central Railroad of New Jersey

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The Broad Street entrance to the former Lafayette Street terminal of the Newark and New York Railroad

Main Line[edit]

At its peak, the Central Railroad of New Jersey Main Line led from Jersey City, New Jersey to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Many of these stations became part of New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line or have had service reintroduced to the location as part of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail, such as West 8th Street Station in Bayonne.

There has also been discussion of reintroducing rail service to former CNJ stations such as Phillipsburg or Scranton.

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
New York City Liberty Street (Ferry Terminal)[1][2]
Jersey City Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal (aka Communipaw Terminal)[1][2][3] 1864 April 30, 1967 Partially preserved in Liberty State Park
Claremont[2]
VanNostrand Place[1][2] Richard Street station (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail)
Greenville[1][2] Danforth Avenue station[4] (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail)
Bayonne Pamrapo (East 49th Street)[1] 45th Street Station (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail) is four blocks to the south
Bayonne (between 32nd and 33rd) 34th Street Station (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail)
Centreville (between 26th and 27th Streets)[1] East 22nd Street (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail) is four blocks to the south
Bergen Point[1] West 8th Street (Hudson-Bergen Light Rail)
Elizabeth Elizabethport[1][2] 1967 Transfer station to PRR before Aldene Connection; currently Elizabeth (NJT station)
Spring Street[1][2]
Elizabeth[1][2] 1967 Currently a bar and cafe
Elmora Avenue[1][2] 1967
Roselle Park Lorraine 1967
Roselle-Roselle Park[1][2] Roselle Park (Raritan Valley Line)
Aldene[2]
Cranford Cranford[1][2] Cranford (Raritan Valley Line)
Garwood Garwood[2] Garwood (Raritan Valley Line)
Westfield Westfield[1][2] Westfield (Raritan Valley Line)
Fanwood Fanwood[1][2] Fanwood (Raritan Valley Line)
Plainfield Netherwood[2] Netherwood (Raritan Valley Line)
Plainfield[1][2] Plainfield (Raritan Valley Line)
Grant Avenue[2]
Clinton Avenue
Evona[2]
Dunellen Dunellen[1][2] Dunellen (Raritan Valley Line)
Middlesex Middlesex
Bound Brook Bound Brook[1][2] Bound Brook (Raritan Valley Line (Currently a restaurant))
Bridgewater Calco Replaced by Bridgewater Station (Raritan Valley Line (Formerly CALCO))
Bound Brook Junction
Manville-Finderne[1][2] 2006 Manville-Finderne Station removed in the 1970s and service ended in 2006
Somerville Somerville[1][2] Somerville (Raritan Valley Line)
Raritan Raritan[1][2] Raritan (Raritan Valley Line)
Branchburg Township North Branch[1][2] North Branch (Raritan Valley Line)
Lanes Crossing
Whitehouse Station White House[1][2] Whitehouse Station (Raritan Valley Line (Readington Twp Library))
Lebanon Lebanon[1][2] Lebanon (Raritan Valley Line)
Annandale Annandale[1][2] Annandale (Raritan Valley Line)
High Bridge High Bridge[1][2] High Bridge (Raritan Valley Line)
Glen Gardner Glen Gardner[2] 1983
Hampton Hampton 1983 Junction with the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Hampton Branch.
Westend Hampton
Junction[2]
Bethlehem Township Ludlow-Asbury[2] 1983
Valley[2]
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury[1][2] 1983
Springtown[1][2]
Greenwich[1]
Phillipsburg Phillipsburg[1][2] 1983
New Jersey – Pennsylvania state line at Phillipsburg
Easton Easton[1][2]
Freemansburg Freemansburg[2]
Bethlehem Bethlehem[2]
Allentown Allentown
Northampton Northampton
Treichlers Treichlers
Palmerton Palmerton
Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe
Nesquehoning Nesquehoning Junction
Glen Summit Glen Summit
Penobscot Penobscot
Laurel Run Laurel Run
Ashley Ashley
Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Luzerne County purchased the station in 2006, but has not yet been restored or opened for businesses due to a lack of funds from the County Redevelopment Authority[5]
Hudson
Minooka Junction
Miner's Mills
Taylor
Scranton Scranton Site filled in, now occupied by a bank.] Part of a redevelopment project to use the space for a restaurant, retail space and offices[6]

Perth Amboy & Elizabethport Branch and New York & Long Branch RR[edit]

At Elizabethport, the Jersey Central's Perth Amboy & Elizabethport Branch split from the Main Line and ran as far as Woodbridge Jct, where it commenced a joint operation with the Pennsylvania Railroad known as the New York and Long Branch Railroad. The NY&LB ran as far as Bay Head Junction, NJ.

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
Carteret Carteret
Sewaren Sewaren
Perth Amboy Perth Amboy Still in service as NJT's Perth Amboy station.
South Amboy South Amboy Still in service as NJT's South Amboy station.
Cliffwood
Matawan Matawan Still in service as NJT's Aberdeen-Matawan station.
Hazlet Hazlet Still in service as NJT's Hazlet station.
Middletown Middletown Still in service as NJT's Middletown station.
Red Bank Red Bank Still in service as NJT's Red Bank station.
Little Silver Little Silver Still in service as NJT's Little Silver station.
Long Branch Long Branch
West End
Long Branch Elberon Still in service as NJT's Elberon station.
Deal Deal
Allenhurst Allenhurst Still in service as NJT's Allenhurst station.
Asbury Park North Asbury Park
Asbury Park Asbury Park Still in service as NJT's Asbury Park station.
Bradley Beach Bradley Beach Still in service as NJT's Bradley Beach station.
Avon-by-the-Sea Avon
Belmar Belmar Still in service as Belmar station
Spring Lake Spring Lake Still in service as Spring Lake station
Manasquan Manasquan Still in service as Manasquan station
Brielle Brielle
Point Pleasant Beach Point Pleasant Still in service as Point Pleasant Beach station
Bay Head Bay Head Junction Still in service as Bay Head station

Freehold Branch[edit]

South from Matawan, the CNJ operated the following stations:

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
Stillwell Street
Freneau
Morganville
Wickatunk
Bradevelt
Marlboro
East Freehold
Freehold A connection was provided to Freehold and Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad

Seashore Branch[edit]

East from Matawan, the CNJ operated the following stations:

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
Keyport Keyport
Union Beach Union Beach
Keansburg Keansburg
Middletown Port Monmouth
Middletown Belford
Middletown Leonardo
Atlantic Highlands Atlantic Highlands A steamboat connection was available to New York City. Service east of Atlantic Highlands ended in 1958.
Hiltons
Water Witch
Highlands Highlands
Middletown Sandy Hook / Fort Hancock
Highlands Beach
Navesink Beach
Normandy
Sea Bright
Monmouth Beach
North Long Branch
East Long Branch

Newark and New York Railroad[edit]

Further information: Newark and New York Railroad

The Newark and New York Railroad opened in 1869 and ran between the CRRNJ Terminal and Broad Street in Newark

Southern Branch[edit]

In 1917, the CNJ took over the New Jersey Southern Railroad. It was along this trackage that the CNJ operated its most famous train, The Blue Comet, which ran from Jersey City to Winslow Junction, and then along The Reading Co's Atlantic City Railroad trackage to Atlantic City. South from Red Bank, the CNJ operated the following stations:

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury
Eatontown Eatontown
Colts Neck Earle
Farmingdale Farmingdale
Lakewood Lakewood
Lakewood South Lakewood
Lakehurst Lakehurst
Whiting Whiting
Winslow Twp Winslow Junction
Vineland Vineland
Bridgeton Bridgeton Junction
Mauricetown Mauricetown
Bivalve Bivalve

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Travelers' official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 1970-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am Travelers official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. June 1893. 
  3. ^ "Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  4. ^ French, Kenneth (2002). Railroads of Hoboken and Jersey City. Images of Rail. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7385-0966-2. 
  5. ^ Learn-Andes, Jennifer. "2 appraisals performed on station tract" Luzerne County Reporter. July 28, 2010. [1]
  6. ^ Gaffney, Kristeen, et al. "All Aboard. Scranton's Comeback on the Right Track." [2]