Military Park (NLR station)

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Military Park
Military Park Station - 2013.jpg
Military Park station, the closed part, in 2013.
Location Park Place
at Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′14.42″N 74°10′16.13″W / 40.7373389°N 74.1711472°W / 40.7373389; -74.1711472Coordinates: 40°44′14.42″N 74°10′16.13″W / 40.7373389°N 74.1711472°W / 40.7373389; -74.1711472
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 13, 27, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 59, 62, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 79 and 108
Local Transit ONE Bus: 24, 44
Opened 1935
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead lines
Previous names Broad Street (1935 – 2005)
Preceding station   Newark Light Rail   Following station
toward Grove Street
Grove Street – Newark Penn

Military Park Station (formerly Broad Street Station) is an underground station on the Newark City Subway Line of the Newark Light Rail. The station is owned and service is operated by New Jersey Transit. The station is located at the intersection of Raymond Boulevard, Park Place and Broad Street in Downtown Newark at Military Park. The station was opened in 1935 and called Broad Street Station. It was renamed so only one station in the system would carry the name Broad Street when Downtown Newark's stations (Penn Station and Broad Street) were connected by the Newark Light Rail Line. The station is decorated with beige tiles and colored tiles for borders, mosaics and street indicator signs. This station is not wheelchair accessible, but the adjacent stations, Penn Station and Washington Street, are.


In 1910, the Public Service Corporation planned to build two subway lines meeting at Broad Street (now Military Park). An additional north-south line would have connected Bridge Street to the north with Clinton Avenue near The Coast/Lincoln Park neighborhood near Lincoln Park. The proposed second segment of the Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link (NERL) together with the first segment, the Newark Light Rail would service this area. The existing Newark City Subway Line was built in the old Morris Canal bed with construction beginning in 1929 and service starting on the line on May 26, 1935.


Other Attractions[edit]

These attractions are less than a half mile from Military Park Station and not served by a closer station:


Connections are available to the following lines:

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Interior shot of the platform. Note the mosaics of the former name along the walls.