Garfield Avenue (HBLR station)

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Garfield Avenue
Garfield Avenue Station - April 2015.jpg
The Garfield Avenue station in April 2015, facing toward West Side Avenue.
Location Union Street & Carteret Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Coordinates 40°42′38″N 74°04′16″W / 40.7105°N 74.0710°W / 40.7105; -74.0710Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 74°04′16″W / 40.7105°N 74.0710°W / 40.7105; -74.0710
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
Opened April 22, 2000
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle

Garfield Avenue is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR)[1] located at Union Street CR 610[2] in the Claremont Section of Jersey City, New Jersey.[3] The station opened on April 22, 2000. It is at the eastern end of a railroad cut originally excavated in Bergen Hill in 1869 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey Newark and New York Railroad Branch. Garfield Avenue, presumably named for assassinated president James A. Garfield, was once part of Bergen Point Plank Road, which itself had once been a major colonial post road. A decorative theme for the station is two dimensional "cut-outs" of adults ad children, some of whom are playing.[4]

Direct northbound service from the station is available to Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen. Northbound service to Hoboken Terminal requires a transfer at stations between Liberty State Park and Pavonia-Newport. Southbound service is available towards West Side Avenue in Jersey City. Connection to PATH trains to Midtown Manhattan and to New Jersey Transit commuter train service are available at Hoboken Terminal. Transfers to PATH trains to Newark, Harrison, and Downtown Manhattan are available at Exchange Place. The Liberty State Park station is the transfer point for those traveling between stations on the West Side, Jersey City and Bayonne) branches.


Street-level entrance on the northwest corner of the bridge.


  1. ^ Garfield Avenue Station details
  2. ^ "Hudson County 610 straight line diagram" (PDF). Hudson County Route 610. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-88097-763-9. 
  4. ^ Garfield Avenue Station photos

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