Grove Street station (Newark Light Rail)

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Grove Street
Grove Street Station - April 2015.jpg
The Grove Street station in April 2015.
Location224 Grove Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey, 07003
Coordinates40°46′49″N 74°11′16″W / 40.7804°N 74.1879°W / 40.7804; -74.1879Coordinates: 40°46′49″N 74°11′16″W / 40.7804°N 74.1879°W / 40.7804; -74.1879
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms1 Island platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 90
(in front of station)
11, 28, 29, 72
(on Bloomfield Avenue)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 22, 2002[1]
Electrified750 V (DC) Overhead lines
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Terminus Grove Street – Newark Penn Silver Lake
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Prospect Street–East Orange Orange Branch Silver Lake

Grove Street is a surface-level light rail stop in the Watsessing section of Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey. The station is the western terminus of the Newark City Subway section of the New Jersey Transit Newark Light Rail that heads to Penn Station in Newark. The vehicle maintenance facility is east of the station. Grove Street is a single island platform station with two tracks and is accessible for handicapped people as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A 160-space park and ride lot is located one block from the station, after the loop track for the maintenance facility.[1] Grove Street is also near the Watsessing Avenue station of New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line.

Grove Street station opened on June 22, 2002 part of an extension from Branch Brook Park station in Newark to Bloomfield, with a middle stop at Silver Lake in Belleville.[1] The tracks however follow the ROW of the former Erie Railroad Orange Branch, which went from the Forest Hill section of Newark to West Orange. The former Bloomfield Avenue station was located one block west of the current Grove Street station. Service on that branch ended on May 20, 1955.[2]

Transfers[edit]

  • New Jersey Transit buses: 11, 28, 29, 72, 90 NOTE: All buses except for the 90 stop on Bloomfield Avenue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Two New Stations to Open on the Newark City Subway". New Jersey Transit (Press release). Newark, New Jersey. June 18, 2002. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Donohue Engineer on Last Ride on Erie Branch". The Paterson News. May 24, 1955. p. 20. Retrieved January 16, 2020 – via Newspapers.com. open access