Bergenline Avenue (HBLR station)

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Bergenline Avenue
Location Bergenline Avenue between 48th & 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
(on Bergenline Avenue; 86 and 181 pull into the station)
88, 154
(one block west on JFK Boulevard)
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.

Design and construction[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 West Shore Railroad Terminal tunnel,[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] There are two tracks and an island 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.


destination route transfers
NJT buses
Hoboken Terminal
Port Imperial
Lincoln Harbor
At Port Imperial:
New York Waterway
NJT buses

At Hoboken Terminal:
PATH to Midtown Manhattan & WTC,
NJT/MTA regrional rail
Hudson Place bus station
New York Waterway

Jersey City
West Side
Newport Mall
Exchange Place
Paulus Hook
Liberty State Park
At Exchange Place:
PATH to WTC, Journal Square, Newark Penn Station
NJT buses
Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal
Bayonne Greenville and Bayonne require transfer at stations between Pavonia-Newport and Liberty State Park.


The station's underground platform.

The station is served by two lines. Westbound service on both travels one stop to the Tonnelle Avenue terminus.

Southbound service travels along the Weehawken waterfront and the west side of Hoboken. One line terminates at Hoboken Terminal, where connections to PATH trains and New Jersey Transit commuter train service are available.

The West Side Branch bypasses Hoboken Terminal and travels through Downtown Jersey City. At Exchange Place, transfers to PATH trains to Newark, Harrison, and Downtown Manhattan are available.

Travel to Greenville, Jersey City and Bayonne requires a transfer at stops between Hoboken Terminal and Liberty State Park.



  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
  8. ^ Public Art gallery at Maria Mijares' website
  9. ^ NJ State Register of Historic Places in Hudson County
  10. ^ North Hudson Center
  11. ^ Grove Church
  12. ^ Bergen Township website

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