Newark Broad Street station
|Location||Lackawanna Avenue and Broad Street|
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Platforms||Commuter rail: 1 island, 1 side
Light rail: 1 island
|Tracks||3 (Commuter Rail)
2 (Light rail)
|Connections||NJT Bus: 11, 13, 27, 28, 29, 39, 41, 43, 72, 76, 78, and 108|
|Fare zone||2 (commuter rail only)|
|Opened||19 November 1836|
|Passengers (2012)||2,442 (average weekday)|
Newark Broad Street Station
|Location||Broad and University Sts., Newark, New Jersey|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|Architect||Frank J. Nies|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Renaissance|
|MPS||Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR|
|NRHP Reference #||84002662|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1984|
Newark Broad Street is a New Jersey Transit commuter rail and light rail station at 25 University Avenue in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Built in 1901-03 on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad main line from Hoboken to Denville, Scranton and Buffalo, the station's historic architecture includes an elegant clock tower and a brick and stone façade on the station's main building.
Newark Broad Street opened on 19 November 1836 at the east end of the opening segment of the Morris and Essex Railroad to Orange; for the first couple of decades trains east of Newark ran over the New Jersey Rail Road to Jersey City. The Newark Drawbridge connecting to the station and crossing the Passaic River to the east was opened in 1903. A number of western expansions were built, and Hoboken Terminal, the current eastern end of the line, opened in 1907. In 1945, the Morris and Essex Railroad officially merged into the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (its identity had been largely lost years before). DL&W merged with the Erie Railroad in 1960 to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, which was absorbed by Conrail in 1976; New Jersey Transit has operated all passenger service since 1983.
From 2004 to 2008 the station was renovated. The station changed from having 2 outside low platforms, with walkways across one track to the middle track, to having 2 high platforms, one of them an island platform, to facilitate cross-platform transfers. The historic westbound shelter was removed in the project and new westbound waiting areas were built.
This station is the northern terminus of the Newark Light Rail Broad Street Extension line from Newark Penn Station. Service on this line opened on July 17, 2006. Light Rail trains operate from about 5 a.m. to midnight, daily. Light rail service was unavailable from March 2008 until July 2008 due to a partial collapse of the former Westinghouse factory adjacent to the station during demolition. Demolition was completed, and service resumed, in July 2008.
- "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
- "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0007.pdf Newark Light Rail schedule
Media related to Newark Broad Street Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Light Rail Station from Google Maps Street View
- University Avenue entrance to Commuter Rail from Google Maps Street View
- Commuter Rail station from I-280 from Google Maps Street View
- Newark N.J. DL&W, by John C. Dahl (Great Railroad Stations Index - RSHS/Train Web)