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]

City Station Service began Service ceased Station status
New York City Liberty Street (Ferry Terminal) 1891[1] 1961[1] The Liberty Street Ferry Terminal was demolished for construction of the World Trade Center.[1]
Jersey City Communipaw Terminal 1864 April 30, 1967 Station headhouse and canopy preserved in Liberty State Park.
Claremont 1868[2]
VanNostrand Place 1887[3] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
Greenville 1866[3] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
Bayonne Pamrapo (East 49th Street) 1867[5] April 19, 1918[5]
East 45th Street April 19, 1918[5] April 30, 1967[5] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
East 33rd Street 1865–1866[5] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
East 22nd Street 1860s[6] August 6, 1978[6] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
West 8th Street 1864[6] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.[4]
Avenue A 1885[7] 1915[7] The station depot was demolished in 1925 for construction of the Newark Bay Bridge.[7]
Elizabeth Singers 1926[8] Station created to serve the Singer Sewing Machine Company[8]
Elizabethport Late 1860s[9] 1967 Rebuilt in 1936 with funding from the Public Works Administration.[9] Transfer station to (Perth Amboy & Elizabethport Branch)
Spring Street 1869[10]
Elizabeth 1839[10] 1967 The station was a point of transfer between Elizabeth station on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Elmora Avenue April 1870[11] 1967
Roselle Park Lorraine mid-1890s[11] 1967 The station depot at Lorrain was demolished in 1968.[11]
Roselle–Roselle Park Late 1860s[11] 1967
Aldene 1892[12] The westbound station was demolished in April 1972 after becoming a yard office in 1954.[12]
Cranford Cranford 1839[13] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Garwood Garwood 1892[13] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Westfield Westfield 1839[15] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Fanwood Fanwood 1868[16] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Plainfield Netherwood 1874[16] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Plainfield 1839[16] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Grant Avenue September 28, 1885[17] 1996
Clinton Avenue 1872[17] The station was demolished in 1957.[17]
Dunellen Dunellen 1840[18] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Middlesex Middlesex 1893[18] The station depot was demolished in 1972.[18]
Bound Brook Bound Brook 1840[19] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Bridgewater Calco 1915[19] 1966 The station was replaced in 1999 by the Bridgewater station on the Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Manville-Finderne 1851[19] 2006 Station depot removed in the 1972 and service ended in 2006
Somerville Somerville 1842[20] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Raritan Raritan c. 1851[21] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Branchburg Township North Branch 1848[21] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Whitehouse Station White House Late 1840s[21] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Lebanon Lebanon c. 1852[21] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
Annandale Annandale 1852[22] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14]
High Bridge High Bridge 1856[22] Currently a station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line.[14] Junction point with (High Bridge Branch) to Califon, Long Valley and Morris County
Glen Gardner Glen Gardner 1852[23] 1983
Hampton Hampton 1852[23] 1983
Bethlehem Township Ludlow-Asbury Early 1850s[24] 1983
Valley 1852[24] 1933[24]
Bloomsbury Bloomsbury 1852[25]
Springtown 1852[25] 1932[25]
Alpha Vulcanite 1894[26] c. 1945[26] The Vulcanite depot was demolished in 1966.[26]
Phillipsburg Phillipsburg Union Station 1852[27] 1983[28]
New Jersey – Pennsylvania state line at Phillipsburg
Easton Easton 1868[29] The station depot was burned on Labor Day 1975 and demolished in October.[29]
Glendon Glendon before 1885[30]
Island Park
Freemansburg Freemansburg 1868[31] The station was demolished in 1966.[31]
Bethlehem Bethlehem 1868[31] August 18, 1967[31]
Bethlehem Junction 1873[31] April 27, 1930[31] The station was a junction with the South Bethlehem Branch of the Lehigh and New England Railway.[31]
Allentown Allentown 1890[32] August 18, 1967[32]
Gordon Street 1890[33] A depot was constructed in 1893 at Gordon Street, which became a crew quarters during The Great Depression.[32]
Front Street 1890[33] before 1915[33]
East Allentown 1868 1890[33] The station was closed in 1890 when the downtown Allentown station was opened. The East Allentown depot was demolished in 1911.[33]
Catasauqua Catasauqua 1867[33] The station was demolished in 1955.[33]
Northampton Northampton 1867[33] 1920 The station depot, formerly known as Laubach's, was demolished in the 1970s.[33]
Siegfried 1867[34] The station was originally known was Siegfried's Bridge until the late 1870s.[34] A new station was constructed in 1888 and again in 1892. The depot was closed during the Great Depression.[34]
Treichlers Treichlers 1867[35] 1952[35] The station remained open for freight service until 1969.[35]
Walnutport Walnutport 1867[35] 1952[35] The station depot was demolished in 1956.[35]
Lehigh Gap Lehigh Gap 1867[36] 1952[36] The station depot was demolished in 1960.[36]
Palmerton Palmerton February 8, 1911[36] 1952[36]
Hazard 1880[36] February 8, 1911[36] The station was renamed in 1884 from Hazardville. The station was closed when the Palmerton station opened up.[36]
Bowmanstown Bowmanstown 1870s–1880s[36] 1952[36] The station was demolished in 1965.[36]
Parryville Parryville 1867[37] 1956[37] The station depot was constructed in July 1873.[37]
Weissport Weissport 1867[37] 1952[37] The station was constructed in 1878 and demolished in the late 1970s.[37]
Lehighton Lehighton 1867[37] 1952[37] The station was demolished in 1960.[37]
Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe 1865[38] June 1965[38] The station depot was constructed in 1869 and replaced in 1873.[38]
Lehigh Township Drakes Point 1882–1885[39] before 1915[39] The station was a flag stop.[39]
Rockport 1865[39] 1952[39] The station was demolished in Hurricane Diane in August 1955.[39]
Leslie Run 1872[39] 1919[39] The station was closed by the United States Railroad Administration.[39]
Foster Township Drifton Junction 1884[39] c. 1913[39] The station depot burned on June 11, 1913 and the station was closed soon after.[39]
Maple Island 1882[39] 1885[39] The station was a flag stop.[39]
Tannery 1888[39]
White Haven White Haven
Tunnel
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[40]
Hudson
Minooka Junction
Miner's Mills
Taylor
Scranton Scranton Part of a redevelopment project to use the space for a restaurant, retail space and offices[41]

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 South Amboy, where it became the New York and Long Branch Railroad. The NY&LB ran as far as Bay Head Junction, NJ and was owned and operated jointly by the CNJ and PRR. At Woodbridge Jct, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Perth Amboy & Woodbridge Branch from the mainline at Rahway met the Perth Amboy & Elizabethport and the PRR had trackage rights south to the NY&LB.

City Station Name Service Began Service Ended Station Status
Elizabeth Elizabeth Avenue
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]

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
Jackson South Lakewood
Lakehurst Lakehurst
Whiting Whiting
Winslow Township Winslow Junction
Vineland Vineland
Bridgeton Bridgeton Junction
Mauricetown Mauricetown
Bivalve Bivalve

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. ISBN 1891402072. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 1.
  2. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 40.
  3. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 41.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Timetable - Effective February 27, 2016" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. May 15, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Bernhart 2004, p. 42.
  6. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 43.
  7. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 44.
  8. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 48.
  9. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 52.
  10. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 55.
  11. ^ a b c d Bernhart 2004, p. 56.
  12. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 57.
  13. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 59.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Raritan Valley Line Timetable - Effective May 15, 2016" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. May 15, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  15. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 60.
  16. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 61.
  17. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 62.
  18. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 63.
  19. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 64.
  20. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 65.
  21. ^ a b c d Bernhart 2004, p. 68.
  22. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 69.
  23. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 70.
  24. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 71.
  25. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 72.
  26. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 73.
  27. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 75.
  28. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 76.
  29. ^ a b Bernhart 2004, p. 77.
  30. ^ Bernhart 2004, p. 78.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g Bernhart 2004, p. 79.
  32. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 81.
  33. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bernhart 2004, p. 82.
  34. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 83.
  35. ^ a b c d e f Bernhart 2004, p. 84.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bernhart 2004, p. 85.
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bernhart 2004, p. 86.
  38. ^ a b c Bernhart 2004, p. 87.
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Bernhart 2004, p. 90.
  40. ^ Learn-Andes, Jennifer. "2 appraisals performed on station tract" Luzerne County Reporter. July 28, 2010. [1]
  41. ^ Gaffney, Kristeen, et al. "All Aboard. Scranton's Comeback on the Right Track." [2]