West Side Avenue (HBLR station)

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West Side Avenue
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Station statistics
Address West Side Avenue & Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Coordinates 40°42′53″N 74°05′14″W / 40.7146°N 74.0873°W / 40.7146; -74.0873Coordinates: 40°42′53″N 74°05′14″W / 40.7146°N 74.0873°W / 40.7146; -74.0873
Line(s)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 80
Local Transit Montgomery & Westside IBOA: 440 Shopper
(all buses on Mallory Avenue, one block west)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 22, 2000
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 1
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 229,580 Increase 1%
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
Terminus West Side–Tonnelle

West Side Avenue is a terminal station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) located near Claremont Avenue on West Side of Jersey City, New Jersey. The station opened on April 22, 2000.

The station is on an embankment above the east side of street, and consists of an island platform and two tracks. Bumper blocks are at the west end of the station while the platform continues with a pedestrian bridge and elevator connecting it a large park and ride lot and bus station.[1] It is built along the former Central Railroad of New Jersey's Newark and New York Railroad right of way that continued west across Newark Bay. After two years of studies, in May 2011, NJT announced its plan for 0.7 mile extension of the line. The new track would be laid along an elevated viaduct from the West Side Avenue station, across Route 440 to the northern end of the proposed Bayfront redevelopment area, where a new station would be constructed. The trip between the two stations would take 1 minute and 50 seconds. The project, eligible for federal funding, is estimated to cost at $171.6 million.[2][3][4]

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