Newark Broad Street Station

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Newark Broad Street
Broad St Sta Newark tower jeh.jpg
Station statistics
Address Lackawanna Avenue and Broad Street
Coordinates 40°44′51″N 74°10′19″W / 40.74750°N 74.17194°W / 40.74750; -74.17194
Line(s)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 13, 27, 28, 29, 39, 41, 43, 72, 76, 78, and 108
Levels 2
Platforms Commuter rail: 1 island, 1 side
Light rail: 1 island
Tracks 3 (Commuter Rail)
2 (Light rail)
Other information
Opened 19 November 1836
Rebuilt 1903, 2008
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 2 (commuter rail only)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 2,442 (average weekday)[2]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
Terminus
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Terminus
toward Hackettstown
Morristown Line
Terminus
Newark Light Rail
Broad Street – Newark Penn Terminus
One-way operation
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Buffalo
Main Line
Terminus
toward Gladstone
Gladstone Branch
toward Montclair
Montclair Branch
toward Hoboken
Newark Broad Street Station
Newark Broad Street Station is located in New Jersey
Newark Broad Street Station
Location Broad and University Sts., Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′50″N 74°10′20″W / 40.74722°N 74.17222°W / 40.74722; -74.17222Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 74°10′20″W / 40.74722°N 74.17222°W / 40.74722; -74.17222
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1901
Architect Frank J. Nies
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Renaissance
Governing body State
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP Reference # 84002662[3]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Newark Broad Street is a New Jersey Transit commuter rail station at 25 University Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Built in 1901-03 on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad main line from Hoboken to Denville, Scranton and Buffalo, the station's historic architecture includes an elegant clock tower and a brick and stone façade on the station's main building.

History[edit]

Newark Broad Street opened on 19 November 1836 at the east end of the opening segment of the Morris and Essex Railroad to Orange; for the first couple of decades trains east of Newark ran over the New Jersey Rail Road to Jersey City. The Newark Drawbridge connecting to the station and crossing the Passaic River to the east was opened in 1903. A number of western expansions were built, and Hoboken Terminal, the current eastern end of the line, opened in 1907. In 1945 the Morris and Essex Railroad officially merged into the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (its identity had been largely lost years before). DL&W merged with the Erie Railroad in 1960 to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, which was absorbed by Conrail in 1976; New Jersey Transit has operated all passenger service since 1983.

Recent renovations[edit]

From 2004 to 2008 the station was renovated. The station changed from having 2 outside low platforms, with walkways across one track to the middle track, to having 2 high platforms, one of them an island platform, to facilitate cross-platform transfers. The historic westbound shelter was removed in the project and new westbound waiting areas were built.

Services[edit]

Rail[edit]

Broad Street Station is currently served by the Montclair-Boonton Line and both branches of the Morris and Essex Lines (Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch).

Light Rail[edit]

This station is the northern terminus of the Newark Light Rail line from Newark Penn Station. Service on this line opened on July 17, 2006. Light Rail trains operate from about 5 a.m. to midnight, daily.[4] Light rail service was unavailable from March 2008 until July 2008 due to a partial collapse of the former Westinghouse factory adjacent to the station during demolition. Demolition was completed, and service resumed, in July 2008.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables". Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0007.pdf Newark Light Rail schedule

External links[edit]

Media related to Newark Broad Street Station at Wikimedia Commons