Raritan station

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Raritan Station March 2014.jpg
Raritan station from the eastern end of the High Bridge-bound platform in March 2014.
Location20 Railroad Avenue,
Raritan, New Jersey
Coordinates40°34′15″N 74°38′04″W / 40.5707°N 74.6344°W / 40.5707; -74.6344Coordinates: 40°34′15″N 74°38′04″W / 40.5707°N 74.6344°W / 40.5707; -74.6344
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Other information
Fare zone17[1]
Openedc. 1851[2]
Passengers (2012)638 (average weekday)[4]
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
Raritan Station
Raritan Station, NJ north view.jpg
Raritan station is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Raritan station
Raritan station is located in New Jersey
Raritan station
Raritan station is located in the US
Raritan station
LocationAnderson and Thompson Sts., Raritan, New Jersey
Coordinates40°34′14″N 74°38′4″W / 40.57056°N 74.63444°W / 40.57056; -74.63444
Area1 acre (0.4 ha)
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Other, Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
MPSOperating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference #84002824[5][6]
Added to NRHPJune 22, 1984

Raritan is an NJ Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, north of the town center on Thompson Street. The station building is south of the tracks in the main parking lot and was built in the early 1890s. There are also three other small lots for this station.

Raritan is the westernmost stop served by most Raritan Valley Line trains, as well as daily service. Service between Raritan and High Bridge operates during weekdays only.

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.[5][6][7][8] It houses the local VFW Post inside. A small section is still open during the winter with heaters so passengers do not have to wait outside.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two low-level side platforms.

platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1 Raritan Valley Line limited service toward High Bridge (North Branch)
Raritan Valley Line termination track
Track 2 Raritan Valley Line toward Newark – Penn or New York (Somerville)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Station building, ticket machine, parking

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. 68. ISBN 1891402072.
  3. ^ Conron, Marcia (April 24, 1987). "NJT's Raritan Station on Track to Renewal". The Courier-News. p. C2. Retrieved March 31, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  5. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ a b "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  7. ^ Raritan New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  8. ^ National Register of Historical Places -- Somerset County, New Jersey

External links[edit]

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