89 North Bergen-Hoboken

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The 89 North Bergen-Hoboken in a bus route operated by New Jersey Transit in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Buses run from Hoboken Terminal via Weehawken, Union City, West New York, and Guttenberg to Nungesser's in North Bergen.

History[edit]

The predecessor to the 89 was the 19 Union City trolley line, operated by the Public Service Railway between Hoboken Terminal and the West Shore Ferry Terminal. Cars ran along the Hoboken Inclined Cable Railway, Palisade Avenue (northbound) and New York Avenue (southbound), 20th Street, New York Avenue (northbound) and Bergenline Avenue (southbound), 45th Street (northbound), Bergenline Avenue, 48th Street, and Pershing Road. 19 cars also traveled south from the West Shore Railroad Ferry Terminal area along Broadway, Park Avenue, Willow Avenue, and 14th Street to the 14th Street Ferry Terminal in Hoboken. Public Service Coordinated Transport replaced the trolleys with buses in 1949, keeping the number 19.[citation needed]

Eventually the route was extended north on Bergenline Avenue, 61st Street, and Park Avenue to 77th Street.[1] On April 8, 2006, about 1.5 months after the Bergenline Avenue station of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail opened, several routes were reconfigured to "take advantage of the light rail system's reliability and convenience". Since the 181 was truncated to the new station, the 89 was rerouted south of that station along the former 181. The 22X was introduced as a variant of the 22, using what had been the 89 south of the station. Additionally, most 89 trips were extended north to Nungessers, since many of the 86 runs that had terminated at Nungessers were truncated to the new station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 89 schedule, effective January 28, 2006
  2. ^ New Jersey Transit, Hudson County Bus Service Changes, Effective April 8, 2006, side 1 PDF (788 KB) and side 2 PDF (38.4 KB)