Netherwood station

Coordinates: 40°37′45″N 74°24′13″W / 40.62917°N 74.40361°W / 40.62917; -74.40361
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Netherwood Station August 2014.jpg
Netherwood station in August 2014.
General information
LocationSouth Avenue (NJ 28) & Belvedere Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)Raritan Valley Line
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsNJ Transit Bus: 113, 822
Olympia Trails: Westfield Commuter Service
Other information
Fare zone10[1]
RebuiltJuly 23, 1892–1893[3]
Key dates
March 20, 1892Station depot burns[4]
2012546 (average weekday)[5]
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Plainfield Raritan Valley Line Fanwood
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
toward Scranton
Main Line Westfield
toward Somerville
Somerville – Jersey City
Netherwood Station
Netherwood station
Netherwood station is located in Union County, New Jersey
Netherwood station
Netherwood station is located in New Jersey
Netherwood station
Netherwood station is located in the United States
Netherwood station
LocationBetween North and South Aves., Plainfield, New Jersey
Coordinates40°37′45″N 74°24′13″W / 40.62917°N 74.40361°W / 40.62917; -74.40361
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1894 (1894)
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference No.84002830[6]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Netherwood is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is located along North Avenue at the intersection of Netherwood Avenue and along South Avenue at the intersection of Belvedere Avenue. The station has a ticket vending machine, and the station house itself is located off of South Avenue.


Netherwood station was originally built by the Central Railroad of New Jersey in 1894. As with the rest of the CNJ, the station was subsidized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in 1964 and absorbed into Conrail in 1976. The station is one of the two surviving CNJ stations in Plainfield (the other being Downtown Plainfield station), whereas the community previously had five; the other three being at Grant Avenue, Clinton Avenue (formerly known as Evona). The station building has been listed in the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984 and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource, along with the other active station downtown.[7][8]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two low-level side platforms.

Side platform
Track 1      Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Plainfield)
Track 2      Raritan Valley Line toward Newark Penn Station (Fanwood)
Side platform
Street level Station building, parking, buses
M Mezzanine Underpass between platforms

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Raritan Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. p. 61. ISBN 1891402072.
  3. ^ "A New Depot for Netherwood At Last". The Plainfield Courier. July 23, 1892. p. 3. Retrieved January 26, 2020 – via open access
  4. ^ "A Sunday Afternoon". The Plainfield Courier. March 21, 1892. p. 3. Retrieved January 26, 2020 – via open access
  5. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System – (#84002830)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Netherwood New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey

External links[edit]

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