2nd Street (HBLR station)

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2nd Street
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
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Location 204 Marshall Street
Hoboken, NJ
Coordinates 40°44′30″N 74°02′34″W / 40.7416°N 74.0428°W / 40.7416; -74.0428Coordinates: 40°44′30″N 74°02′34″W / 40.7416°N 74.0428°W / 40.7416; -74.0428
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport NJT Bus: 85, 87, 89 (on Paterson Avenue)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened September 7, 2004
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 72,800 Increase 43%
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle
Terminus
Hoboken–Tonnelle

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.

Station layout[edit]

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Hoboken (Terminus)
West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (Newport)
Northbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (9th Street–Congress Street)
West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (9th Street–Congress Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

History[edit]

The right of way originally part of New Jersey Junction Railroad

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[1] the Conrail River Line before being abandoned to make way for the current system.[2] 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.[3] The steel steps were opened in November 2013.[4]

Station art[edit]

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.

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