North Branch station

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North Branch
North Branch Station.JPG
North Branch station as faced from Station Road.
LocationStation Road & Central Place, Branchburg, New Jersey
Coordinates40°35′32″N 74°41′03″W / 40.5922°N 74.6842°W / 40.5922; -74.6842Coordinates: 40°35′32″N 74°41′03″W / 40.5922°N 74.6842°W / 40.5922; -74.6842
Owned byNJ Transit
Line(s)Raritan Valley Line
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilities1 bicycle rack
Other information
Fare zone18[1]
History
OpenedSeptember 25, 1848[2][3]
Rebuilt1850, 1860, 1892–1893, 1970[4]
Key dates
January 8, 1970Station depot burned[5]
Passengers
201272 (average weekday)[6]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
White House Raritan Valley Line Raritan
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
White House Main Line Raritan

North Branch is a NJ Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in the hamlet of North Branch in Branchburg, New Jersey. The station is in a residential area, a mile to the south of North Branch center. The station has a small shelter with no facilities and is across the street from the Printmaking Council of New Jersey. North Branch station and the stations west of it have limited weekday service and no weekend service. The former Jersey Central Railroad station depot burned to the ground on January 8, 1970.[5]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a single low-level asphalt side platform.

G Track 1      Raritan Valley Line limited service toward High Bridge (White House)
     Raritan Valley Line limited service toward Newark Penn Station (Raritan)
Side platform
Street level Ticket machine, parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raritan Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "Original Route of New Jersey Central Railroad Followed Old Post Road Between Plainfield, Elizabethport, Historian Says". The Plainfield Courier-News. December 31, 1938. p. 7. Retrieved April 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "N. York, Elizabethtown, Somerville, Easton". The Evening Post. New York, New York. March 14, 1849. p. 4. Retrieved April 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. p. 68. ISBN 1891402072.
  5. ^ a b "Fire Razes CNJ Station". The Courier-News. January 8, 1970. p. 1. Retrieved November 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

Media related to North Branch (NJT station) at Wikimedia Commons