Garfield Avenue station

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Garfield Avenue
Hudson–Bergen Light Rail station
Garfield Avenue Station - April 2015.jpg
The Garfield Avenue station in April 2015, facing toward West Side Avenue.
Location Union Street & Carteret Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Coordinates 40°42′38″N 74°04′16″W / 40.7105°N 74.0710°W / 40.7105; -74.0710Coordinates: 40°42′38″N 74°04′16″W / 40.7105°N 74.0710°W / 40.7105; -74.0710
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened April 22, 2000
Electrified 750 V (DC) overhead catenary
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
West Side–Tonnelle

Garfield Avenue is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail (HBLR)[1] located at Union Street CR 610[2] in the Claremont Section of Jersey City, New Jersey.[3] The station opened on April 22, 2000. It is at the eastern end of a railroad cut originally excavated in Bergen Hill in 1869 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey Newark and New York Railroad Branch. Garfield Avenue, presumably named for assassinated president James A. Garfield, was once part of Bergen Point Plank Road, which itself had once been a major colonial post road. A decorative theme for the station is two dimensional "cut-outs" of adults ad children, some of whom are playing.[4]

Station layout[edit]

Ground/platform level
Exit/entrance and elevator
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound West Side–Tonnelle toward West Side Avenue (Martin Luther King Drive)
Northbound West Side–Tonnelle toward Tonnelle Avenue (Liberty State Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access

Vicinity[edit]

Street-level entrance on the northwest corner of the bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garfield Avenue Station details
  2. ^ "Hudson County 610 straight line diagram" (PDF). Hudson County Route 610. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-88097-763-9. 
  4. ^ Garfield Avenue Station photos

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