2nd Street (HBLR station)
|Address||Second & Marshall Streets
|Connections|| NJT Bus: 85, 87, and 89
(on Paterson Avenue)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||September 7, 2004|
|Electrified||750 V (DC) overhead catenary|
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Passengers (2006)||72,800 43%|
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.
|At Port Imperial:
New York Waterway
NJT buses and guaguas
|Hoboken||At Hoboken Terminal:
PATH to Midtown Manhattan & WTC,
NJT/MTA regrional rail
Hudson Place bus station
New York Waterway
Liberty State Park
|At Exchange Place:
PATH to WTC, Journal Square, Newark Penn Station
Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal
|Bayonne||Greenville and Bayonne require transfer at stations between Pavonia-Newport and Liberty State Park.|
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.
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.
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 the Conrail River Line before being abandoned to make way for the current system. 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. The steel steps were opened in November 2013.
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.
- Penn Central Rivier Division map
- EPA-IMPACT 2000
- Hunger, Matt (June 16, 2011). "Jersey City Takes Over '100 Steps' Project". Jersey City Independent. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- NJT Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station information page for 2nd Street
- Hudson–Bergen Light Rail schedule
- Subway Nut station info and photos
- 2nd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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