Westfield station (NJ Transit)

Coordinates: 40°38′59″N 74°20′52″W / 40.6496°N 74.3477°W / 40.6496; -74.3477
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Westfield station in August 2014.
General information
LocationSouth Avenue (CR 610) & Summit Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey
Coordinates40°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
ConnectionsNJ Transit Bus: 59, 113
Other information
Fare zone8[1]
OpenedJanuary 1, 1839[2]
Rebuilt1892 (westbound station)[3]
1913 (eastbound station)[3]
20122,376 (average weekday)[4]
Preceding station NJ Transit Following station
Fanwood Raritan Valley Line Garwood
toward New York or Hoboken
Former services
Preceding station Central Railroad of New Jersey Following station
toward Scranton
Main Line Cranford
toward Somerville
Somerville – Jersey City

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 serving two tracks. The inbound platform is 623 feet (190 m) long while the outbound platform is 624 feet (190 m) long; both can accommodate seven cars.[5]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Raritan Valley Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 7, 2016. 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 icon
  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 icon
  4. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 19, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "RARITAN VALLEY LINE ONE-SEAT RIDE SERVICE TO MANHATTAN" (PDF). July 2020. pp. 76, 81. Retrieved June 9, 2023.

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