2nd Street (HBLR station)

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2nd Street
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Station statistics
Address Second & Marshall Streets
Hoboken, NJ
Coordinates 40°44′30″N 74°02′34″W / 40.7416°N 74.0428°W / 40.7416; -74.0428Coordinates: 40°44′30″N 74°02′34″W / 40.7416°N 74.0428°W / 40.7416; -74.0428
Line(s)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 85, 87, and 89
(on Paterson Avenue)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened September 7, 2004
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 1
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 72,800 Increase 43%
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle
Terminus
Hoboken–Tonnelle

2nd Street 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.

Service[edit]

destination route transfers
Tonnelle
northbound
Lincoln Harbor
Port Imperial
Bergenline
At Port Imperial:
New York Waterway
At Bergenline:
NJT buses and guaguas
Hoboken Terminal
southbound
Hoboken At Hoboken Terminal:
PATH to Midtown Manhattan & WTC,
NJT/MTA regrional rail
Hudson Place bus station
New York Waterway
Jersey City
West Side
southbound
Newport Mall
Exchange Place
Paulus Hook
Liberty State Park
At Exchange Place:
PATH to WTC, Journal Square, Newark Penn Station
NJT buses
Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal
Bayonne Greenville and Bayonne require transfer at stations between Pavonia-Newport and Liberty State Park.

Northbound[edit]

Northbound, both of two lines travel along the base of the Hudson Palisades in Hoboken to North Hudson and terminate at Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen.

Southbound[edit]

Hoboken Terminal is the next and final stop for one of the southbound lines, where connection are available for PATH trains, New Jersey Transit regional rail, and NY Waterway ferries. The other southbound line travels thorough Downtown Jersey City to Liberty State Park, then west to MLK Station and its terminus at West Side Avenue. Transfers to PATH trains to Newark, Harrison, and Downtown Manhattan are available at Exchange Place.

Bus Transfer[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus routes 22X, 85, 87, and 89 stop just south of the station at Paterson Avenue. The routes travel northbound along Paterson Plank Road to Jersey City Heights and westbound to Hoboken Terminal.

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[1] the Conrail River Line before being abandoned to make way for the current system.[2] 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.[3] The steel steps were opened in November 2013.[4]

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.

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