Bergenline Avenue (HBLR station)

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Bergenline Avenue
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
Location Bergenline Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets
Union City, NJ
Coordinates 40°46′55″N 74°01′19″W / 40.782077°N 74.02185°W / 40.782077; -74.02185Coordinates: 40°46′55″N 74°01′19″W / 40.782077°N 74.02185°W / 40.782077; -74.02185
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 22, 84, 86, 89, 156, 159, 181
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened February 25, 2006
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Passengers (2006) 325,520 Steady 0%
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle
toward Hoboken

Bergenline Avenue is a station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR). The intermodal facility[1] is located on 49th Street between Bergenline Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard at the border of Union City, West New York and North Bergen, New Jersey[2] The station opened for service on February 25, 2006.

Platform layout[edit]

Bergenline is the only stop on in the HBLR system with an underground platform. Located 160 feet below ridge of the Hudson Palisades in the former Weehawken Terminal tunnel of the West Shore Railroad,[3] it is reached by elevators traveling from street-level entrances located just north of busbays.[4] The station was designed by FXFOWLE Architects.[5] The four porcelain enamel on steel murals which adorn the complex are entitled Between Manhattan and Meadowlands, and were created by Maria Mijares.[6][7][8]

G Street level Exit/entrance and buses
M Mezzanine Elevators
Platform level
Southbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Hoboken (Port Imperial)
West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (Port Imperial)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Terminus)
West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Terminus)


The station's underground platform.

Bergenline Avenue is the main shopping district in North Hudson. Just over the city line it narrows from a two way thoroughfare to a narrower one way avenue heading south (with New York Avenue one block west used for northbound travel). The New Jersey Register of Historic Places Bergenline Avenue Commercial Historic District continues to 32nd Street.[9] The Hudson County Community College maintains a location next to the station complex on Kennedy Boulevard,[10] with Flower Hill Cemetery across the street. Grove Church Cemetery[11] and North Bergen Town Hall[12] are few blocks south on the boulevard, while Flower Hill Cemetery is a few blocks north.


  1. ^ New Jersey Transit, Hudson County Bus Service Changes, Effective April 8, 2006, "side 1" (PDF).  (788 KiB) and "side 2" (PDF).  (38.4 KiB)
  2. ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-88097-763-9. 
  3. ^ Weehawken Tunnel
  4. ^ Berliner, Harvey L; Campo David, W.; Dickerson, Charl; Mack Glenn. Design and Construction of the Weehawken Tunnel and Bergenline Avenue Station for the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail Transit System (PDF) (Report). Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. and New Jersey Transit. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  5. ^ FXFOWLE - Bergeline Avenue Tunnel Station
  6. ^ HBLR descriptions at; Accessed January 9, 2010
  7. ^ "Tonnelle Avenue to West Side Avenue" Station Reporter; Accessed January 9, 2010 Archived March 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Public Art gallery at Maria Mijares' website Archived January 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ NJ State Register of Historic Places in Hudson County Archived July 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ North Hudson Center
  11. ^ Grove Church
  12. ^ Bergen Township website[permanent dead link]

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