2nd Street station (Hudson–Bergen Light Rail)

2nd Street station is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) located west of Marshall Street near the foot of Paterson Plank Road in Hoboken, New Jersey. There are two tracks and two side platforms.

2nd Street
2nd Street station platforms in August 2009
General information
Location204 Marshall Street
Hoboken, New Jersey
Coordinates40°44′30″N 74°02′34″W / 40.7416°N 74.0428°W / 40.7416; -74.0428
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport NJ Transit Bus: 85, 87, 89
Bicycle facilitiesYes[1]
Other information
Fare zone1
OpenedSeptember 7, 2004 (September 7, 2004)[2]
Preceding station NJ Transit Following station
Newport West Side–Tonnelle 9th Street–Congress Street

Station layout Edit

Side platform, doors will open on the right  
Southbound      Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Hoboken (Terminus)
     West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (Newport)
Northbound      Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (9th Street–Congress Street)
     West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (9th Street–Congress Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right  

History Edit

The right of way originally part of New Jersey Junction Railroad

The station opened on September 7, 2004. The right of way on which it is situated was originally part of the New York Central New Jersey Junction Railroad, which maintained a station there. It was later used by the Penn Central River Division and[3] the Conrail River Line before being abandoned to make way for the current system.[4] The station is located at the foot of the Hudson Palisades. In 2003, Jersey City agreed with a developer of a nearby factory-to-housing conversion to cover the cost of an outdoor public stairway from Jersey City Heights to the station. The stairway was never built and in June 2011 the city took responsibility for the project.[5] The steel steps were opened in November 2013.[6]

Station art Edit

Station art was installed at the same time that the station opened. A Planetary Park features nine planets depicted in their relative scale and position to the sun. Artist John van Alstine constructed the Sun and a functioning sundial. Grace Graupe-Pillard fabricated the nine fiberglass planets with painted steel figurative attachments, as a metaphor for the celebration of the individual and his/her connection to the world.

References Edit

  1. ^ "2nd Street Station (Hoboken)". NJ Transit. Retrieved July 5, 2023.
  2. ^ "NJ Transit Set to Extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Weehawken" (Press release). New Jersey Transit. September 3, 2004. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Penn Central Rivier Division map
  4. ^ EPA-IMPACT 2000
  5. ^ Hunger, Matt (June 16, 2011). "Jersey City Takes Over '100 Steps' Project". Jersey City Independent. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  6. ^ "Jersey City Heights gets new steel staircase down cliff to Hoboken". 7 November 2013.

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