Grove Street station (PATH)

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Grove Street
Port Authority Trans-Hudson PATH rapid transit station
Grove Street PATH 2689706533 12c403575e.jpg
The center platform at Grove Street station
LocationNewark Avenue and Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates40°43′11″N 74°02′35″W / 40.719671°N 74.043117°W / 40.719671; -74.043117Coordinates: 40°43′11″N 74°02′35″W / 40.719671°N 74.043117°W / 40.719671; -74.043117
Owned byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit NJT Bus: 80, 81, 82, 86
Local Transit A&C Bus 4, Montgomery & West Side line
Construction
ParkingParking lots and garages adjacent to station
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1910
Rebuilt2003
Electrified600V (DC) Third Rail
Previous namesGrove-Henderson Streets
Traffic
Passengers (2018)6,289,356[1]Increase 27.3%
Services
Preceding station PATH logo.svg PATH Following station
Journal Square
toward Newark
NWK–WTC
Weekdays and holiday weekends
Exchange Place
NWK–WTC
Weekends except holidays
Exchange Place
Terminus
Journal Square
Terminus
JSQ–33
Weekdays
Newport
JSQ–33 (via HOB)
Weeknights Weekends Holidays
Former services
Preceding station Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Following station
Summit Avenue
toward Park Place
Park Place – Hudson Terminal Exchange Place
Track layout
to former Henderson Yd

Grove Street (originally Grove–Henderson Streets) is a station on the PATH system. Located at the intersection of Grove Street, Newark Avenue and Railroad Avenue in the Downtown neighborhood of Jersey City, New Jersey, it is served by the Newark–World Trade Center line at all times, the Journal Square–33rd Street line on weekdays (except for during the late-evening and early-morning hours), and the Journal Square–33rd Street (via Hoboken) line on weekends and during late-evening and early-morning weekday hours.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Westbound      NWK–WTC toward Newark (Journal Square)
     JSQ–33 toward Journal Square (Terminus)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward Journal Square (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Eastbound      NWK–WTC toward World Trade Center (Exchange Place)
     JSQ–33 toward 33rd Street (Newport)
     JSQ–33 (via HOB) toward 33rd Street (Newport)
Eastern entrance at Marin Street
Western entrance at Grove Street

The station, opened on September 6, 1910, has two tracks and one island platform.[2]

Originally the station had exits at either end. The western stair led to the intersection of Grove Street and Newark Avenue and a simple kiosk underneath the Pennsylvania Railroad's mainline viaduct, which ran above what is now Christopher Columbus Drive. The station's easterly end exited to Henderson Street (now Marín Boulevard). The railroad viaduct was taken down in the late 1960s, and the station was reconfigured in the 1970s. As part of the reconstruction, the eastern and western exits were closed in favor of a mezzanine situated in a triangle formed by the intersections of Grove Street, Newark Avenue, and Columbus Drive. Two stairways from the platform level connect to the mezzanine, with fare turnstiles at the top of each stairway. Two exits lead to street level; one, with escalators, leads to the station's primary kiosk, while the other is a stairway that leads to the south side of Columbus Drive.

As a result of an increase in ridership, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reopened the easterly exit and built a second kiosk at the corner of Columbus Drive and Marín Boulevard. Despite the fact that construction of eastern entrance/exit took place between 2003–2005, the station was not made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[3] In September 2011 a federal judge found that it was technically feasible to do so and ordered the PANYNJ provide handicapped-access.[4][5] In 2014 legal settlement the PANYNJ agreed to provide handicap at the western end of the station.[6] Construction of elevator access began in April 2015,[7] and the elevator opened in June 2017. However, a month after opening, it experienced several breakdowns.[8]

In June 2019, the Port Authority released the PATH Improvement Plan.[9][10][11] As part of the plan, every train on the NWK-WTC route will consist of 9-car trains. To accomplish this, the platform at Grove Street will be extended at the Marin Blvd. end of the station.[9]

The intersection is a busy stop for buses, most of which head west and south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PATH Ridership Report" (PDF). pathnynj.gov. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Advocates: PATH Station is in Violation of Americans with Disabilities Act". December 4, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ MacDonald, Terrence (September 8, 2011), "Federal judge orders Port Authority to make Grove Street PATH station handicapped-accessible", The Jersey Journal
  5. ^ "United Spinal Association Secures Judgment Ordering Port Authority to Make PATH Train Station Accessible to Wheelchair Users" (Press release). United Spinal Association. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  6. ^ "Port Authority settles suit over disabled access to Grove Street PATH station". NJ.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Construction to begin on $4M Grove Street PATH station elevator". NJ.com. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ McDonald, Terrence T. (July 25, 2017). "Are growing pains over for new PATH elevator in Jersey City?". NJ.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "PATH Implementation Plan" (PDF). PANYNJ. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Port Authority announces plan to increase PATH capacity, reduce delays". ABC7 New York. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  11. ^ Higgs, Larry (June 20, 2019). "PATH will spend $1B to ease overcrowding, delays that mess up your commute". nj.com. Retrieved June 21, 2019.

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