Washington Street (NLR station)

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Washington Street
Washington Street Station - 2015.jpg
The Washington Street station in 2015.
Location University Avenue
at Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°44′17.82″N 74°10′27.25″W / 40.7382833°N 74.1742361°W / 40.7382833; -74.1742361Coordinates: 40°44′17.82″N 74°10′27.25″W / 40.7382833°N 74.1742361°W / 40.7382833; -74.1742361
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 28, 29, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, and 79
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1935
Electrified 750 V (DC) Overhead lines
Preceding station   Newark Light Rail   Following station
toward Grove Street
Grove Street – Newark Penn

Washington 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 and Washington Street with a second entrance at University Avenue, both in Downtown Newark. The station serves the western edge of downtown and the University Heights neighborhood. The station was opened in 1935. The station is decorated with beige tiles and colored tiles for borders, mosaics and street indicator signs. Some mosaic street indicators still show the exit for "Plane Street" which is the previous name for University Avenue. This station is wheelchair accessible.


In 1910, the Public Service Corporation planned to build two subway lines meeting at Broad Street (now Military Park). The east-west subway line (#7), which was eventually built in the old Morris Canal bed with Raymond Boulevard built over it. Construction on the line began in 1929 and service starting on the line on May 26, 1935.


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