Lincoln Harbor (HBLR station)

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Lincoln Harbor
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
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Location 1117 Waterfront Terrace
Weehawken, NJ
Coordinates 40°45′42″N 74°01′26″W / 40.7616°N 74.0238°W / 40.7616; -74.0238Coordinates: 40°45′42″N 74°01′26″W / 40.7616°N 74.0238°W / 40.7616; -74.0238
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport NJT Bus: 23, 64, 67, 68, 156, 158, 159
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened September 7, 2004
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Traffic
Passengers (2006) 119,340 Increase 34%
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle
toward Hoboken
Hoboken–Tonnelle
Lincoln Harbor lies east of the Lincoln Tunnel and west of the Hudson River.

Lincoln Harbor is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) located at Waterfront Terrace, north of 19th Street, in Weehawken, New Jersey. The station opened on September 7, 2004. There are two tracks and an island platform.

Platform layout[edit]

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and buses
Southbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Hoboken (9th Street–Congress Street)
West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (9th Street–Congress Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound Hoboken–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Port Imperial)
West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Port Imperial)

Name and vicinity[edit]

The station's name is taken from the area along the Hudson River to the east, which in turn was named for the Lincoln Tunnel to the west. It is situated in the shadow of the Lincoln Tunnel Approach and Helix, which crosses the bluff at the end of the Hudson Palisades and descends in a circle to the art deco toll plaza and portals. To the east lies commercial and residential district, partially redeveloped by Hartz Mountain Industries,[1][2][3] which had acquired the Erie Railroad yards that had once predominated the area north of Weehawken Cove in 1981.[4] In 2011, it announced that it would continue residential development with the construction of three rental apartment buildings adjacent to the station to open in 2013.[4] Erie's Pier D and Piershed is a remnant of the rail era listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 1984,[5] and is now used as office space. While most of the route is at grade, just north of the station a bridge carries trains over a busy intersection at the foot of King's Bluff.

The municipal athletic fields of Weehawken Recreation Park are to the northeast, and north of that, Weehawken Port Imperial. The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway runs along the shore of the North River, providing access to the water's edge and marinas for recreational boating, and New York Waterway ferries to the West Midtown Ferry Terminal. UBS,[6] Swatch Group USA,[7] Hartz Mountain[8] Telx (colocation center)[9][10] are among the corporations which maintain offices in the neighborhood, which also hosts a Sheraton Hotel.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Palma, Anthoney (July 7, 1987). "River City is Planned for Jersey". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ Hartz Mountain Industries: Lincoln Harbor
  3. ^ Depalma, Anthony (10 December 1988). "Bus or Blast? Developers View Hudson". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b Heinis, John (December 12, 2011), "$200M rental complex planned for Weehawken waterfront in 2013", The Jersey Journal, retrieved 2011-12-12 
  5. ^ New Jersey Register of Historic Places in Hudson County Archived 2010-07-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Directions to our US headquarters". UBS. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Subsidiaries in the Americas". Swatch Group. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  8. ^ "Major Employer's List" (PDF). Hudson County Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  9. ^ "300 Boulevard East". Telx. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  10. ^ Bowley, Graham (January 1, 2011), "The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets", The New York Times, retrieved 2011-03-21 
  11. ^ "Sheraton Lincoln Harbor". www.starwoodhotels.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lincoln Harbor (HBLR station) at Wikimedia Commons