West Side Avenue station

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West Side Avenue
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
West Side Av HBLR jeh.JPG
LocationWest Side Avenue & Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Coordinates40°42′53″N 74°05′14″W / 40.7146°N 74.0873°W / 40.7146; -74.0873Coordinates: 40°42′53″N 74°05′14″W / 40.7146°N 74.0873°W / 40.7146; -74.0873
Owned byNJ Transit
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport NJT Bus: 80
Bus transport A&C Bus: 32-440 Shopper
31-Montgomery & West Side
30-Society Hill-Journal Square
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
OpenedApril 22, 2000
Electrified750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Passengers (2006)229,580 Increase 1%
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
TerminusWest Side–Tonnelle

West Side Avenue is a terminal station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) located near Claremont Avenue on West Side of Jersey City, New Jersey. The station opened on April 22, 2000.

The station is on an embankment above the east side of street, and consists of an island platform and two tracks. Bumper blocks are at the west end of the station while the platform continues with a pedestrian bridge and elevator connecting it to a large park and ride lot and bus station.[1] It is built along the former Central Railroad of New Jersey's Newark and New York Railroad right of way that continued west across Newark Bay. After two years of studies, in May 2011, NJT announced its plan for 0.7 mile extension of the line. The new track would be laid along an elevated viaduct from the West Side Avenue station, across Route 440 to the northern end of the proposed Bayfront redevelopment area, where a new station would be constructed. The trip between the two stations would take 1 minute and 50 seconds. The project, eligible for federal funding, is estimated to cost at $171.6 million.[2][3][4]In December 2017, NJ Transit approved a $5 million preliminary engineering contract for the extension project.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Ground level Exit/entrance, park and ride, buses
Platform level
Northbound West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Martin Luther King Drive)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Martin Luther King Drive)



  1. ^ West Side Station photos
  2. ^ Whiten, Jon (May 11, 2011). "Light Rail Extension to Jersey City's West Side Gets Push Forward from NJ Transit". Jersey City Independent. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  3. ^ Whiten, Jon (August 23, 2010). "West Side Light Rail Extension Project Picks Up Some Federal Funding". Jersey City Independent. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  5. ^ "Expansion of Hudson-Bergen light rail expected to get $5 million boost". The Jersey Journal. December 9, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  6. ^ - JB Bd of Ed @ Lightoiler Building[dead link]

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