9th Street–Congress Street (HBLR station)

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9th Street–Congress Street
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
Station platforms with elevator to Jersey City Heights
Location 700 Eighth Street
Hoboken, NJ
Coordinates 40°44′55″N 74°02′19″W / 40.7487°N 74.0387°W / 40.7487; -74.0387Coordinates: 40°44′55″N 74°02′19″W / 40.7487°N 74.0387°W / 40.7487; -74.0387
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport NJT Bus: 85, 87, 89, 123 (on Congress Street)
22, 84, 86 (on Palisade Avenue)
NJT Bus Red&Tan: 10, 99S (on Palisade Avenue)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened September 7, 2004
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Passengers (2006) 211,120 Increase 24%
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle
toward Hoboken

9th Street–Congress Street is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) operated by New Jersey Transit which opened on September 7, 2004. Located at Ninth Street, west of Jackson Street, in Hoboken, New Jersey, the station also serves the Heights of Jersey City. There are two tracks and two side platforms.


9th Street-Congress Street station is notable for having an elevator which runs along the face of the Palisades cliffs between the platforms at their base and Paterson Plank Road at their crest. Use of the elevator is free. Before its construction, travel between Jersey City Heights and Hoboken was along Paterson Plank Road, Mountain Road, 14th Street Viaduct or paths along the cliffs now made inaccessible by fencing along the right of way.[1]

Station layout[edit]

Mezannine level Elevators to Paterson Plank Road and buses
Ground/platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Hoboken (2nd Street)
West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (2nd Street)
Northbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Lincoln Harbor)
West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Lincoln Harbor)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access


  1. ^ Newman, Andy (November 19, 1995). "N.J. Law; Do Walls Keep Out Crime, or Just Neighbors?". The New York Times. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

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