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Fanwood is an intermediate stop on the Raritan Valley Line. The station has two low-level 5 car long side platforms with just yellow lines to stand behind that have been built over the former outer tracks of what was once the four track CNJ mainline. The station has two depots. The historic one is slightly above (with some steps up to it) the High Bridge-bound platform. This building is a three story structure was built in 1874 in the Stick Style with Gothic Revival elements, as a plaque at the station says. It was placed on the National Register of historic places in 1981 and is presently used as a community center and hosts the Fanwood Museum. It is only open the first Saturday of the Month October thru June from 2:00 to 4:00pm. The building is wooden with yellow walls and green and maroon trim. There is a highly gabled roof. It is along 118 Space Permit parking lot owned by the City of Fanwood on this side of the station with entrances from North Avenue.

Across from it is a modern single story station house along the Newark-bound platform. It is still open and has a staffed ticket window on Weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30am. It is green with a slightly overhanging gabled roof. The stations two TVMs are right outside. A plaque says The building was designed and constructed by NJ Rail Operations employees and dedicated December 28, 1989 it has the logos of NJT, U.S. DOT Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the City of Fanwood. It is dedicated to Steven A Clark 1953-2005 a local resident. It is along a 190 space parking lot that does have daily parking with entrances from South Avenue. The two platforms are connected by two overpasses, one is a modern pedestrian footbridge with concrete beams holding it up (I bet built in the 1980s) and staircases at each end. It is just NE of the depots. The other is beyond the NE end of the platforms. Here a staircase leads up to the separated sidewalk of Martine Avenue, and a plaque says the overpass built in 1926 by the Bethlehem Steel Company. The only other amenities for waiting passengers are two bus shelters near the NE end of the New York-bound platform.
All Photos taken on 1 February, 2012

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Approaching the station with its old and new depots
Old font sign for the historic station
A modern highway sign for the station at the entrance to the crowded parking lot
The modern overpass, old and new depots
The new, trying to look old depot
Plaque for the historic depot, now a barely open museum
Looking inside the 1989 built station with a staffed ticket window, open for a few hours every morning
The station is dedicated to Steven A. Clark
Looking into the closed station at the single ticket window
Some benches inside the station
The agent sells bus cards & passes also
This modern concrete overpass connects the platforms
The historic station house is on the Raritan-bound side of the tracks
Up and over for High Bridge
The 3 story historic depot viewed from the overpass
Bus Shelters on the Newark-bound platform, there isn't a permanent canopy
The modern but retro-looking station house on the Newark-bound platform
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