Westfield station (NJ Transit)

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Westfield
Westfield Station.jpg
Westfield station in August 2014.
LocationSouth Avenue & Summit Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey
Coordinates40°38′59″N 74°20′52″W / 40.6496°N 74.3477°W / 40.6496; -74.3477Coordinates: 40°38′59″N 74°20′52″W / 40.6496°N 74.3477°W / 40.6496; -74.3477
Line(s)Raritan Valley Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJ Transit Bus: 59, 113
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone8[1]
History
OpenedJanuary 1, 1839[2]
Rebuilt1892 (westbound station)[3]
1913 (eastbound station)[3]
Passengers
20122,376 (average weekday)[4]
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Fanwood Raritan Valley Line Garwood
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
Fanwood–Scotch Plains
toward Somerville
Somerville – Jersey City
Local
Garwood

Westfield is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, United States.

Station layout[edit]

The station has two high-level side platforms. The station consists of two buildings: the main building on the north (westbound platform) side of the track houses a non-profit group, the south (eastbound platform) side of the tracks houses the ticket office and waiting area and the platform has two ticket vending machines. The present north building was built in 1892, while the present south building was built in 1912 by the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ). An access tunnel connects the two platforms and, like Cranford, there are historic photographs of Westfield displayed in the tunnel.

P
Platform level
Side platform
Track 1      Raritan Valley Line toward Raritan or High Bridge (Fanwood)
Track 2      Raritan Valley Line toward Newark Penn Station (Garwood or Cranford)
Side platform
G Street level Station building, parking, buses

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 August 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b "Westfielders' Opinions Vary on Purchasing CNJ Stations". The Courier-News. March 30, 1955. p. 25. Retrieved December 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.

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