North Branch station

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North Branch
North Branch Station.JPG
North Branch station as faced from Station Road.
LocationStation Road & River Road,
Branchburg, NJ 08853
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)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilities1 bicycle rack
Other information
Fare zone18[1]
History
Opened1848[2]
Rebuilt1850, 1860, 1892–1893, 1970[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012)72 (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

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.[4]

Station layout[edit]

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

Ground/
platform level
Track 1 Raritan Valley Line limited service toward High Bridge (White House)
Raritan Valley Line limited service toward Newark – Penn or New York (Raritan)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level 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. ^ a b Bernhart, Benjamin L. (2004). Historic Journeys By Rail: Central Railroad of New Jersey Stations, Structures & Marine Equipment. Outer Station Project. p. 68. 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. ^ "Fire Razes CNJ Station". The Courier-News. January 8, 1970. p. 1. Retrieved November 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

External links[edit]

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