Grove Street (PATH station)

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Grove Street
Grove Street PATH 2689706533 12c403575e.jpg
The center platform at Grove Street station
Location Newark Avenue and Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°43′11″N 74°02′35″W / 40.719671°N 74.043117°W / 40.719671; -74.043117Coordinates: 40°43′11″N 74°02′35″W / 40.719671°N 74.043117°W / 40.719671; -74.043117
Owned by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit NJT Bus: 80, 81, 82, 86
Local Transit Red & Tan: 4, 16
Local Transit A&C Bus
Parking Parking lots and garages adjacent to station
Opened 1910
Rebuilt 2003
Electrified 600V (DC) Third Rail
Previous names Grove-Henderson Streets
Preceding station   PATH logo.svg PATH   Following station
  Regular service  
toward Newark
toward 33rd Street
  Nights and weekends  
toward Newark
JSQ–33 (via HOB)
toward 33rd Street
  Former services  
Preceding station   Hudson and Manhattan Railroad   Following station
toward Park Place
Park Place – Hudson Terminal

Grove Street is a PATH station at the junction of Grove Street, Newark Avenue and Railroad Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. Opened on September 6, 1910 as Grove-Henderson Streets station, it is situated in the heart of downtown Jersey City. The station is served by the Newark – World Trade Center and Journal Square – 33rd Street trains.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Westbound      NWK–WTC toward Newark (Journal Square)
     JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      NWK–WTC toward World Trade Center (Exchange Place)
     JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (Newport)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (Newport)

Originally the station had exits at either end. The western stair led to the intersection of Grove Street and Newark Avenue and a simple kiosk underneath the Pennsylvania Railroad's mainline viaduct, which ran above what is now Christopher Columbus Drive. The station's easterly end exited to Henderson Street (now Marín Boulevard). The railroad viaduct was taken down in the late 1960s, and the station was reconfigured in the 1970s. As part of the reconstruction, the eastern and western exits were closed in favor of a mezzanine situated in a triangle formed by the intersections of Grove Street, Newark Avenue, and Columbus Drive. Two stairways from the platform level connect to the mezzanine, with fare turnstiles at the top of each stairway. Two exits lead to street level; one, with escalators, leads to the station's primary kiosk, while the other is a stairway that leads to the south side of Columbus Drive.

As a result of an increase in ridership, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reopened the easterly exit and built a second kiosk at the corner of Columbus Drive and Marín Boulevard. Despite the fact that construction eastern entrance/exit of took place between 2003–2005, the station was not made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[1] In September 2011 a federal judge found that it was technically feasible to do so and ordered the PANYNJ provide handicapped-access.[2][3] In 2014 legal settlement the PANYNJ agreed to provide handicap at the western end of the station.[4] Construction of elevator access began in April 2015.[5]

The intersection is a busy stop for buses, most of which head west and south.

Eastern entrance at Marin
Western entrance at Grove Street


External links[edit]

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