Netherwood station

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Netherwood
Netherwood Station August 2014.jpg
Netherwood station in August 2014.
LocationSouth Avenue and Belvedere Avenue
Plainfield, New Jersey
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 113(S) and 822
Commuter Bus Olympia Trails: Westfield Commuter Service
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Fare zone10[1]
History
Opened1874[2]
Rebuilt1892–1893[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012)546 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward High Bridge
Raritan Valley Line
  Former services  
Preceding station   Central Railroad of New Jersey   Following station
toward Scranton
Main Line
toward Communipaw
Netherwood Station
NETHERWOOD STATION, UNION COUNTY, NJ.jpg
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 US
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; -74.40361Coordinates: 40°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 #84002830[4]
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.

History[edit]

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 four; 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.[5][6]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two low-level side platforms.

Platform/
ground level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Plainfield)
Track 2 Raritan Valley Line toward Newark – Penn or New York (Fanwood)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machines, parking

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raritan Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  6. ^ Netherwood New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey

External links[edit]

Media related to Netherwood (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons