Danforth Avenue (HBLR station)


Danforth Avenue (HBLR station)
Danforth Avenue
Station statistics
Address Danforth Avenue and Garfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Coordinates 40°41′33″N 74°05′14″W / 40.6924°N 74.0873°W / 40.6924; -74.0873Coordinates: 40°41′33″N 74°05′14″W / 40.6924°N 74.0873°W / 40.6924; -74.0873
Lines
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Baggage check
Other information
Opened April 22, 2000
Electrified 750VDC
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Fare zone 1
Services
Preceding station   Hudson–Bergen Light Rail   Following station
toward 8th Street
8th Street–Hoboken
toward Hoboken

Contents

Station

The Danforth Avenue Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is located one block east of Garfield Avenue[1] ,[2] near the location of the former Central Railroad of New Jersey Greenville station.

Service

Direct southbound service travels through Bayonne where it terminates at 8th Street.

Direct northbound service travels to Hoboken Terminal, where connection to PATH to midtown Manhattan and to commuter trains are available. at Hoboken Terminal. The line travels via Liberty State Park, where transfer to the West Side Branch is available, and Downtown Jersey City. Connections to PATH to Newark and downtown Manhattan at and the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal are avaialable at Exchange Place.

Transfer to continuing northbound service to Hoboken and North Hudson, (at the Weehawken waterfront, Bergenline and the Tonnelle Avenue terminus) requires transfer at stations between Liberty State Park and Pavonia-Newport.[3]

History

The station opened on April 22, 2000. It is located along the former Central Railroad of New Jersey right of way which terminated at Communipaw Terminal. During excavations for its construction workers came across what appear to be the petrified remains of luggage. The items were later incorporated in the design of a public art exhibition entitled Immigrant Remnants.[4][5]

Street

County Route 602 marker

County Route 602
Danforth Avenue
Route information
Length: 1.12 mi[6] (1.80 km)
Major junctions
East end: Princeton Avenue
  County 501.svg CR 501
West end: Ellipse sign 440.svg NJ 440
Highway system

County routes in New Jersey
500-series • County routes in Hudson County

CR 601 CR 603

Danforth Avenue is a street in Greenville Section of Jersey City, New Jersey[1] designated Hudson County Route 602. It runs east-west 1.12 miles (1.80 km) between a station on the Bayonne line of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail on the east and New Jersey Route 440 at the Hackensack Riverfront in the west. Portions of Danforth Avenue, particularly at Old Bergen Road, constitute a commercial district for the area.[7] Danforth Avenue is the southern terminus of West Side Avenue.[1] near Country Village. From its eastern end near the station it looks over the Greenville Yard and Port Liberte, both located on the Upper New York Bay. Across its western end at NJ 440 are the New Jersey City University West Campus and Droyer's Point.

Intersections

The "crosstown" avenue intersects the following streets, most of which offer bus service:

Route cross street destination via
4



R&T[8]

Ocean Avenue
northbound
Newport Mall Pacific Street
Communipaw Junction
Grove Street Station
81

NJT[9]
Ocean Avenue
northbound
Exchange Place Communipaw Junction
Jersey City Medical Center
Grove Street Station
80

NJT[10]
Old Bergen Road
northbound
Exchange Place West Side Avenue
JSQ
India Square
Five Corners
Newark Avenue
81

NJT[9]
Old Bergen Road
southbound
Bayonne Curries Woods
Avenue C
87

NJT[11]
Old Bergen Road
northbound
Hudson Place
Hoboken Terminal
MLK Drive
Journal Square
Central Avenue
9th Street-Congress Street HBLR
Paterson Plank Road
10/99s


R&T[12]

Kennedy Boulevard
southbound
Bayonne
JFK Blvd and 3rd Street
Kennedy Boulevard
10/99s

R&T[12]
Kennedy Boulevard
northbound
Journal Square
or
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Kennedy Boulevard
Journal Square
Central Avenue
9th Street-Congress Street HBLR
Exchange Place

A&C
West Side Avenue
northbound
Exchange Place
West Side Avenue
McGinley Square
Grove Street Station

A&C
West Side Avenue
northbound
Newport Centre Mall West Side Avenue
McGinley Square
Grove Street Station

References

  1. ^ a b c Hudson County New Jersey Street Map. Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. 2008. ISBN 0-8809-7763-9. 
  2. ^ Danforth Avenue Station
  3. ^ HBLR Lines and Transfers Map
  4. ^ Danforth Avenue station photos
  5. ^ From a plaque located at the station
    Immigrant Remnants Found Remains Appear Petrified, Luggage Among Items Unearthed During excavations for the construction of stations along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, workers this morning came across what appear to be the petrified remains of luggage and other items buried under many feet of earth. Digging was immediately suspended at two sites after it was noticed that some of the exposed rock looked like old pieces of luggage. As a gathering crows looked on bewildered workers carefully pulled familiar shapes from the ground. By noon a trunk, a violin case, a hat box, a suitcase and some parcels had been counted among the unearthed items. Construction managers at the two affected stations, the Richard Street station and the Danforth Avenue station, declined to officially comment on the bizarre findings. however, witnesses to the events of this morning seem convinced that the delicately articulated rocks were not really rocks at all, but petrified luggage. Dr. Chip Travertine, Associate Professor
  6. ^ "Hudson County 602 straight line diagram" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Transportation. http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/refdata/sldiag/09000602__-.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  7. ^ JC Shopping Districts
  8. ^ Route 4 schedule
  9. ^ a b NJT 81 schedule
  10. ^ NJT 80 schedule
  11. ^ NJT bus 87 schedule
  12. ^ a b Routes 10/99S schedule

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