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Old Posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:40 PM
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Kind of sad that restoration of a previously existing second track is such a big deal.
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My thoughts exactly. Kind of astounding that expectations of visible investment are so low that this seems like some sort of galactic event. Yes this is the same region that a new subway line takes 40 years to build and can't even get enough political will to push for a genuinely useful outer borough belt line which a city like London, Paris or Tokyo would have accomplished probably by 1960.
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I will eventually post all the stations that I've photographed and link to the ones that I've already done.

A listing of All the Stations ive photographed and posted on this thread

TBA = To be announced , will be photographed by end of Summer 2019
Soon > By Spring 2019
N/A > Not Available , I'm not sure when I will cover this station/town. The really small stations/towns I will most likely never photograph.

*Some postings I will replace the XXL photos with Medium sized ones and the rest of the missing slots (-) should be filled by the end of next week.

Lines that Ive haven't ridden yet will not be listed...with station links.

LIRR / Greenport Branch
MNRR / Danbury Branch
MNRR / Waterbury Branch
MNRR / Wassaic Branch

Stations Ive photographed : 149


Long Island Railroad


City Terminal Stations & Inner NY Stations
Penn Station LIRR Overview - April 2016
East Side Access/GCT - N/A
Grand Central Terminal - Soon
Long Island City - May 2015
Atlantic Terminal - October 2014
Woodside - April 2014 & November 2015
Hunterspoint Ave - April 2015
Jamaica - November 2015, December 2016
East New York - N/A
Nostrand Ave - April 2018
Kew Gardens - March 2015
Forest Hills - July 2014 , April 2017


Port Washington Branch
Mets - Willets Point - TBA
Flushing - Main Street - TBA
Murray Hill - April 2015
Broadway - April 2015
Auburndale - September 2015
Bayside - September 2015
Dougleston - April 2015
Little Neck - April 2015
Great Neck - April 2015
Manhasset - April 2018
Plandome - N/A
Port Washington - TBA


West Hempstead Branch
Westwood - May 2016
Malverne - May 2016
Lakeview - N/A
Hempstead Gardens - N/A
West Hempstead - N/A


Port Jefferson Branch
Hicksville - N/A
Syosset - N/A
Cold Spring Harbor - TBA
Huntington - N/A
Greenlawn - N/A
Northport - N/A
Kings Park - N/A
Smithtown - N/A
St. James - N/A
Stony Brook - N/A
Port Jefferson - August 2016



Hempstead Branch
Bellerose - October 2015
Floral Park - October 2015
Stewart Manor - October 2015
Nassau Boulevard - October 2015
Garden City - October 2015
Country Life Press - October 2015
Hempstead - N/A


Oyster Bay Branch
Oyster Bay - TBA
Locust Valley - TBA
Glen Cove - N/A
Glen Street - N/A
Sea Cliff - May 2015
Glen Head - N/A
Greenvale - N/A
Roslyn - April 2018
Albertson - N/A
East Williston - TBA


Ronkonkoma Branch
Mineola - May 2015
Hicksville - N/A
Bethpage - N/A
Farmingdale - TBA
Pinelawn - N/A
Wyandanch - N/A
Deer Park - N/A
Brentwood - N/A
Central Islip - N/A
Ronkonkoma - TBA


Babylon Branch
Saint Albans - N/A
Valley Stream - November 2015
Lynbrook - May 2016
Rockville Centre - May 2016
Baldwin - N/A
Freeport - N/A
Merrick - N/A
Bellmore - N/A
Wantagh - N/A
Seaford - N/A
Massapequa - N/A
Massapequa Park - TBA
Amityville - N/A
Copiague - N/A
Lindenhurst - N/A
Babylon - May 2015


Montuak Branch
Bay Shore - N/A
Islip - N/A
Great River - N/A
Oakdale - N/A
Sayville - N/A
Patchogue - May 2015
Bellport - N/A
Mastic–Shirley - N/A
Eastport - N/A
Speonk - N/A
Westhampton - N/A
Hampton Bays - N/A
Southampton - N/A
Bridgehampton - N/A
East Hampton - N/A
Amagansett - N/A
Montuak - TBA


Long Beach Branch
Centre Avenue - May 2016
East Rockaway - N/A
Oceanside - N/A
Island Park - N/A
Long Beach - October 2014 & October 2015


Far Rockaway Branch
Locust Manor - N/A
Laurelton - N/A
Rosedale - N/A
Valley Stream - November 2015
Gibson - November 2015
Hewlett - November 2015
Woodmere - November 2015
Cedarhurst - November 2015
Lawrence - November 2015
Inwood - October 2015
Far Rockaway - N/A


Metro North



Hudson Line
Yankees-E. 153 St - TBA
Morris Heights - N/A
University Heights - N/A
Marble Hill - TBA
Spuyten Duyvil - N/A
Riverdale - N/A
Ludlow - June 2016
Yonkers - August 2014 & June 2016
Glenwood - May 2015
Greystone - N/A
Hastings-on-Hudson - N/A
Dobbs Ferry - October 2015
Ardsley-on-Hudson - October 2015
Irvington - October 2015
Tarryrown - July 2015
Philipse Manor - July 2015
Scarborough - TBA
Ossining - October 2016
Croton-Harmon - N/A
Cortlandt - N/A
Peekskill - TBA
Manitou - N/A
Garrison - N/A
Cold Spring - October 2015
Breakneck Ridge - N/A
Beacon - TBA
New Hamburg - N/A
Poughkeepsie - November 2016


Harlem Line
Harlem-125th Street - April 2014
Melrose - N/A
Tremont - N/A
Fordham - Soon
Botanical Garden - Soon
Williams Bridge - N/A
Woodlawn - June 2016
Wakefield - June 2016
Mt. Vernon West - June 2016
Fleetwood - November 2014
Bronxville - June 2015
Tuckahoe - June 2015
Crestwood - June 2015
Scarsdale - June 2015, October 2017
Hartsdale - July 2015 , October 2017
White Plains - (Revisit planned)
North White Plains - July 2015
Valhalla - July 2015
Mt. Pleasant - N/A
Hawthrone - N/A
Pleasentville - N/A
Chappaqua - N/A
Mt. Kisco - N/A
Bedford Hills - N/A
Katonah - October 2017
Golden's Bridge - N/A
Purdy's - N/A
Croton Falls - N/A
Brewster - October 2017
Southeast - N/A
Patterson - N/A
Pawling - N/A
Appalachian Trail - N/A
Harlem Valley-Wingdale - N/A
Dover Plains - N/A
Tenmile River - N/A
Wassaic - N/A


New Haven Line
Mount Vernon East - TBA
Pelham - March 2015
New Rochelle - February 2016
Larchmont - N/A
Mamaroneck - August 2015
Harrison - August 2015
Rye - N/A
Port Chester - Sept 2015
Greenwich - N/A
Cos-Cob - August 2015
Riverside - N/A
Old Greenwich - N/A
Stamford - July 2014
Norton Heights - N/A
Darien - N/A
Rowayton - TBA
South Norwalk - May 2015
East Norwalk - September 2015
Westport - May 2015
Green Farms - TBA
Southport - September 2015
Fairfield - TBA
Fairfield Metro Center - May 2015
Bridgeport - August 2016
Stratford - N/A
Devon Transfer - November 2015
Milford - July 2014
West Haven - TBA
New Haven Union Station - TBA
New Haven State street - May 2015


New Canaan Branch
Glenbrook - June 2015
Springdale - N/A
Talmadge Hill - N/A
New Canaan - August 2014


Port Jervis Line
Suffern - TBA
Sloatsburg - N/A
Tuxedo - N/A
Harriman - N/A
Woodbury - N/A
Salisbury Mills-Cornwall - N/A
Campbell Hall - N/A
Middletown-Town of Wallkill - N/A
Otisville - N/A
Port Jervis - N/A


New Jersey Transit



Terminal & Hub Stations

Hoboken Terminal & Yard - October 2017 (Night)
New York Penn Station (NJT) Overview - April 2016
Newark Penn Station - March 2015 & More
Secaucus JCT Overview - Soon
Princeton - October 2017

Main Line
Kingsland - N/A
Lyndhurst - N/A
Delawanna - N/A
Passaic - N/A
Clifton - N/A
Paterson - October 2018
Hawthorne - N/A
Glen Rock - N/A
Ridgewood - October 2018
Ho-Ho-Kus - October 2018
Waldwick - N/A
Allendale - N/A
Ramsey-Main St. - N/A
Ramsey-Route 17 - N/A
Mahwah - N/A
Suffern - TBA


Bergen County Line
Rutherford - TBA
Wesmont - N/A
Garfield - N/A
Plaunderville - N/A
Broadway - Fair Lawn - N/A
Radburn - Fair Lawn - N/A
Glen Rock Boro Hall - TBA


Pascack Valley Line
Wood-Ridge - N/A
Teterboro - N/A
Essex Street - Hackensack - June 2015
Anderson Street - Hackensack - March 2016
New Bridge Landing - May 2015
River Edge - June 2016
Oradell - June 2016
Emerson - April 2018
Westwood - November 2014
Hillsdale - August 2016, December 2016
Woodcliff Lake - October 2018
Park Ridge - October 2018
Montvale - TBA
Pearl River - TBA
Nanuet - N/A
Spring Valley - N/A


Morristown Line
Hackettstown - N/A
Mount Olive - N/A
Netcong - N/A
Lake Hopatcong - N/A
Mount Arlington - N/A
Dover - N/A
Denville - N/A
Mount Tabor - N/A
Morris Plains - November 2018
Morristown - December 2014
Convent Station - November 2018
Madison - November 2018
Chatham - September 2015
Summit - July 2014
Short Hills - N/A
Millburn - N/A
Maplewood - August 2016
South Orange - August 2016
Mountain Station - July 2014 , August 2016
Highland Ave - N/A
Orange - N/A
Brick Church - N/A
East Orange - N/A
Newark Board Street - September 2015


Gladstone Branch
Gladstone - N/A
Peapack - N/A
Far Hills - N/A
Bernardsville - November 2018
Basking Ridge - November 2018
Lyons - November 2018
Millington - N/A
Stirling - N/A
Gillette - N/A
Berkeley Heights - N/A
Murray Hill - N/A
New Providence - N/A



Montclair - Boonton Line
Denville - N/A
Mountain Lakes - N/A
Boonton - N/A
Towaco - N/A
Lincoln Park - N/A
Mountain View-Wayne - N/A
Wayne-Route 23 - N/A
Little Falls - N/A
Montclair State University - N/A
Montclair Heights - N/A
Mountain Avenue - October 2015
Upper Montclair - August 2014
Watchung Avenue - October 2015
Walnut Street - March 2015
Bay Street - March 2015
Glen Ridge - August 2014 & October 2015
Bloomfield - March 2015
Watsessing Avenue - April 2016


Raritan Valley Line
High Bridge - N/A
Annandale - N/A
Lebanon - N/A
White House - N/A
North Branch - N/A
Raritan - TBA
Somerville - TBA
Bridgewater - TBA
Bound Brook - TBA
Dunellen - N/A
Plainfield - N/A
Netherwood - TBA
Fanwood - TBA
Westfield - TBA
Garwood - TBA
Cranford - TBA
Roselle Park - TBA
Union - TBA


Northeast Corridor
Trenton - Soon
Hamilton - May 2015
Princeton JCT - July 2015
Jersey Ave - N/A
New Brunswick - September 2015
Edison - September 2015
Metuchen - Soon (revisit)
Metropark - May 2015
Rahway - Soon
Linden - Soon
Midtown Elizabeth - TBA
North Elizabeth - N/A
Newark International Airport - February 2016
Newark Penn Station - March 2015 & More
Secaucus JCT - June 2018
New York Penn - TBA

North Jersey Coast Line
Bay Head - TBA
Point Pleasant Beach - TBA
Manasquan - N/A
Spring Lake - N/A
Belmar - June 2015
Bradley Beach - TBA
Asbury Park - TBA
Allenhurst - June 2015
Elberon - September 2015
Long Branch - Soon
Little Silver - TBA
Red Bank - TBA
Middletown - TBA
Hazlet - N/A
Aberdeen-Matawan - N/A
South Amboy - June 2015 & Misc
Perth Amboy - N/A
Woodbridge - N/A
Avenel - N/A

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Roslyn
Opened : January 23, 1865
Tracks : 2
Electrification : No
Service : Hourly
Lines Serviced : Oyster Bay Branch
Daily Ridership : 940


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Nostrand Avenue
Opened : August 13, 1877
Tracks : 2
Electrification : 750V DC 3rd Rail
Service : Every 30-45mins / Proposed every 15mins shuttle service
Lines Serviced : Atlantic Branch : Far Rockaway , Hempstead & West Hempstead Branches , Peak hour service to Long Beach & Babylon
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Opened : N/A
Tracks : 1
Electrification : None
Service : Hourly with addition service during peak hour
Lines Serviced : Pascack Valley Line
Daily Ridership : 250

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By Kevin Canessa | Journalist & Webmaster on 6 March 2019

In the not too distant future, the Stuyvesant Avenue NJ Transit Train Station in Lyndhurst is going to look a lot different — and nicer — thanks to the hard work of Mayor Robert Giangeruso, the Township Commission and NJ Transit.

The Mayor and Commission recently authorized NJ Transit to move ahead with a $22 million capital improvement to the station.

“The new station will replace the current antiquated Lyndhurst Train Station on Stuyvesant and Court avenues,” Giangeruso said. “The new station will not only help to improve ridership, but will also provide handicapped access to passengers — something the township has been lacking.
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Good news. I also hear that Lyndhurst is planning some major residential projects around the new station.
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GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY, PARTNERS, AND TIMELINE

The purpose of the Passaic-Bergen-Hudson Transit Project is to prepare a technical update and assessment for the restoration of passenger service along the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYS&W) between Hawthorne and Hackensack. Additional analysis will address potential challenges and opportunities to extend service into Hudson County and connect to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System (HBLRTS). The study builds on previous efforts and considers a range of modal options, station locations, and the potential of transit friendly land uses along the corridor.

The study's initial steps include data collection and the establishment of study goals and objectives, followed by the development of a long list of alternatives that will include a range of modes and station stops. The study team will develop a methodology to screen the long list to determine a short list. The short list will be developed in more detail including concept engineering, operations, cost, and ridership analysis.

The process will ultimately lead to a recommendation of a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA).

The Current Conditions Study began in Summer 2018 and is expected to be completed in Fall 2019. Partners in the study include NJ TRANSIT and Passaic, Bergen, and Hudson Counties.
https://www.njtransit.com/var/var_se...ansitProjectTo

While its better then the original proposal the lack of connection to the Great Falls National Historic Park / Downtown Paterson which is a major employment / Transit hub. I don't think connections to the Pascack Valley line are needed if the American Legion Drive stop would be cut. I would rather see the restoration of the PVL double track up to Oradell with more frequent service.
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Elmont Train Station, The First New Full-Time LIRR Station In Nearly 50 Years

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the transformational $1.26 billion Belmont Park Redevelopment Project will benefit from a full-time Long Island Rail Road train station, the first full-time LIRR station in nearly 50 years, helping mitigate traffic concerns and providing a new amenity to the Elmont community. In addition, Governor Cuomo released an analysis of the project's economic impact, which found the new arena, hotel and retail village will generate nearly $50 million in new public revenue per year and produce $725 million in annual economic output.
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While its better then the original proposal the lack of connection to the Great Falls National Historic Park / Downtown Paterson which is a major employment / Transit hub. I don't think connections to the Pascack Valley line are needed if the American Legion Drive stop would be cut. I would rather see the restoration of the PVL double track up to Oradell with more frequent service.
This is great news. I had wondered when NJT would get back to this much-needed project.

Also, yeah, this has to connect to HBLR. That would be a game-changer for regional connectivity.

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My Transit Vision for Central Jersey

Here is my proposal for Central Jersey which I consider anything between Interstate 78 and just South of Interstate 195 down to Forked River area of the Jersey Shore. I’m no stranger to the Railway network in this region have ridden just about every Regional line with exception of 3 and only a handful of subway lines left. I’m also no fan of the current state of New Jersey Transit and Future plans for the next 20 years which I feel are inappropriate for the population and ridership growth. I also don’t like the emphasis that everything having to go to NYC. Newark-Elizabeth-Linden-New Brunswick Corridor contains a little over 600,000 jobs and has been neglected over the decades resulting in severe congestion along certain thoroughfares. I’ll post the North Jersey Post in Late September or early October. And then the Through running Regional Proposal I have early Next year.

Upgrades/general ideas for New Jersey Transit / PATH (Central Jersey)
  • Replace the Diesel trainsets with Lighter DMUs on the remaining Diesel sections
  • Electrify the Raritan Valley Line , Future MOM Network and West Trenton Lines
  • Upgrade the remaining stations to High Level Platforms to reduce dwell times
  • Use High Capacity Single level EMUs with 3 or 4 doors per car on the NEC ,MOM Network and Raritan Valley
  • Use Lighter Double Decker EMUs for Express service on the NEC and Coast Lines
  • Purchase [DMU-EMU Hybrids] to bridge the gap on the remaining low ridership diesel segments
  • Add Infill Stations along the Northeast Corridor at North Brunswick & Monmouth JCT (connections to proposed NJT MOM Freehold Line)
  • Add Infill Stations along the Raritan Valley Line at Garden State Parkway Park & Ride - Cranford (Connections to Proposed PATH Extension , Newark-Elizabeth LRT & Tri-Boro Regional Rail Link)
  • Utilize all Station space to and leasable land to generate addition revenue
  • Convert the PATH into an Automated Metro with Platform Screen doors
  • Replace the existing PATH trains with open gangway trainsets
  • Build a 9 mile long Bus Rapid Transitway along US 22 from Mountainside to EWR Station with additional service to Midtown Elizabeth & Downtown Newark using Bus lanes and adding Pedestrian safety enhancements
  • Build a 11 Mile long Bus Rapid Transitway along Route 27 from North Brunswick to Metropark with some dedicated lanes , signal priority and curbside stations



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Subway/Metro/Urban Light rail Expansions
  • Cranford PATH Extension : 9 miles , Underground , At Grade , Elevated , 6 stations (2 Converted from Suburban rail : Roselle Park & Union , 4 New Stations , 3 Transit Hubs : Cranford at Garden State Parkway , Newark Airport Station & Newark Penn)
  • Newark-Elizabeth-Cranford Urban LRT : 16 miles , Underground , Elevated , 15 Stations , 15 New Stations , (4 Transit Hubs : Cranford at Garden State Parkway , Midtown Elizabeth , Newark Airport Station & Newark Penn Station
  • Newark-Midtown Elizabeth LRT : 7 miles , Underground , At Grade dedicated traffic separated lanes , 10 Stations , (2 Transit hubs : Newark Penn & Midtown Elizabeth)
  • MTA North Shore LRT : 10 miles , At Grade dedicated traffic separated lanes , Lightly used/abandoned Freight ROW , 13 Stations , (2 Transit Hubs : Midtown Elizabeth & St. George Ferry Terminal)
  • New Brunswick LRT : 20 miles , At Grade Dedicated traffic separated lanes , reusing abandoned Freight Rail lines , 19 Stations , (3 transit Hubs : Bound Brook , New Brunswick & South Amboy)
  • Princeton Light Rail , 5 miles , Converted Commuter Rail , mixed traffic operations , 9 Stations , 7 New Stations , 2 converted stations , (1 transit Hub : Princeton JCT)
  • West Trenton LRT Extension : 5 miles , Shared traffic lanes and reused abandoned Freight line , 7 Stations , 5 new stations , (2 transit hubs : West Trenton & Trenton Transit Center)

Regional / Suburban Rail - Top Speed : 80-125mph

Electric Division , powered by overhead Catenary at 25 kV 60 Hz AC using Medium and High Capacity EMUs
  • Northeast Corridor (NYP to Trenton)
  • North Jersey Coast Line (NYP/HOB to Long Branch)
  • Freehold Branch (New Line)
  • Ocean County Line (New Line)
  • Raritan Valley Line (NYP/HOB to Raritan)
  • West Trenton Line (New Line)
  • Bi directional Service Patterns
  • Northeast Corridor Line Local service to New York Penn & Trenton – 2x per hour
  • Northeast Corridor Line Limited Rush hour service , Trenton, Hamilton , Princeton JCT , North Brunswick express to EWR – 2x per hour between 6-8am & 5:30-8pm
  • Freehold Branch , NYP , Secaucus JCT , Newark , Rahway , Metropark , New Brunswick and all local stops to Farmingdale – 1x per hour
  • Ocean County Line (Red Bank to Forked River) , Express Service to Red Bank from Newark Penn , Local to Forked River – 1x per hr with additional rush hour service
  • North Jersey Coast Line Local Service to Long Branch – 2x per hour
  • North Jersey Coast Line limited rush hour service , NYP , Secaucus JCT , Newark Penn , EWR Express to → South Amboy , Aberdeen-Matawan → Long Branch – 1x per hour between 5-8am & 4:30-7:30pm
  • North Jersey Coast line South Amboy Service to Hoboken , all local stops – every 2hrs
  • Raritan Valley Line Local Service to Hoboken – 1x per hour
  • Raritan Valley Line local service to NYP – 1x per hour
  • Raritan Valley Line Express Service to NYP – 1x per 6-8am & 5-7pm , Making stops at Raritan , Bound Brook , Plainfield , Cranford , Newark Penn & NYP
  • West Trenton Line Local to Hoboken – 1x per hour with additional hourly service to NYP , Making RVL Stops at : Bound Brook , Plainfield , Cranford Park & Ride
  • West Trenton Line : Suburban Station to Hoboken , Local Center City Stops → Express to Jenkintown , then to West Trenton local stops to Plainfield , Express to Newark Penn and New York – 1x per hour peak hour only


Diesel Commuter Rail [DMU]
  • Raritan Valley Line to Allentown , Change over in Raritan
  • North Jersey Coast Line (LB to Bay Head)
  • Pine Barrens Express (Lakehurst to Ancora JCT)
  • Bi-Directional Service levels
  • Raritan Valley Line : Alpha Interstate 78 Park & Ride to NYP all local stops – 1x per hour
  • Lehigh Valley Service : Allentown to Newark Penn , express after Bound Brook to Cranford → Newark Penn – 1x per hour
  • Lehigh Valley Service : Allentown to NYP , express after Raritan to Cranford → Newark Penn , Secaucus and NYP – Every 2hrs
  • North Jersey Coast Line : Bay Head to Hoboken , Express after Red Bank to Rahway → Newark Penn & Hoboken – every 2hrs from April to October
  • North Jersey Coast Shuttle : Bay Head to Long Branch all local stops – Every 30mins during Peak season and hourly Late October to Mid April
  • Pine Barrens Express AC Service : NYP , Secaucus , Newark Penn Express to Red Bank → Ancora JCT → AC Airport & Atlantic City – 2x per day between Late March and Early November
  • Pine Barrens Express Cape May : Hoboken , Newark Penn → Metropark → New Brunswick → Freehold → Lakehurst → Ancora JCT → Cape May Courthouse all local stops to Cape May – 2x per day between April and Mid October
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My LRT Transit Vision for North Jersey

Upgrades/general ideas for New Jersey Transit / PATH (North Jersey)
  • Utilize all Station space to and leasable land to generate addition revenue
  • Convert the PATH into an Automated Metro with Platform Screen doors

  • Purchase Super LRV’s like Combino Supra , Alstom Citadis Spirit to service the ever growing ridership on the NLR and HBLR
  • Replace the existing PATH trains with open gangway train sets similar to the Toronto Rocket or Montreal Metro Azur or Alstom Metropolis
  • Build a 14 mile long Bus Rapid Transitway along Route 4 from Paterson Bus/Train Center to Fort Lee/GWB Bus Terminal. Signal Priority along Broadway in Paterson , Dedicated Bus Lanes along Broadway in Fair Lawn with streetscaping and pedestrian upgrades , Median Bus Only Lanes with Stations from Paramus to Fort Lee
  • Build a 5 mile long Bus Rapid Transitway from Downtown Newark to Orange along Central Ave using dedicated bus lanes and signal priority
  • Build a 7 mile along Bus Rapid Transitway from Downtown Newark to South Orange along South Orange Ave with dedicated Bus lanes and Signal Priority



The Map


Financing the system and the expansions
I know this way of financing the system is very taboo but I can’t see anyway of funding a bulk of these projects without Congestion pricing. Seeing how most people in Jersey City , Newark and Hoboken commute using public transit another alt means like walking or biking I doubt this would be too controversial as it goes to funding transit. The Congestion zone in Newark would be encompass most of Downtown , University Heights and the Northern Ironbound section. To give people an Alt way of accessing Port Newark / Industrial side of the Ironbound I would build the much needed but shelved I-280 to East Ferry Interchange and Bridge which would also be tolled. The Congestion charge for Downtown Newark/The Ironbound/University Heights would be 10$ during rush hour and 5 off peak , free on Weekends and select holidays. Local deliveries would be exempt from the congestion charge off peak.

For Jersey City the Congestion Charge would apply to areas East of I-78 , or Downtown JC , and the Southern portion of Hoboken which is heavily congested. I would charge 10-15$ for to enter the congestion zone during peak hour and 5$ off peak with weekends being free but Gridlock Holidays would be charge ie Thanksgiving to New Years Day. Local Deliveries would be exempt for off peak deliveries.

An Alternative to a congestion charge in Jersey City / Hoboken is to create a development-transit tax zone that would radiate a half mile out from each station and apply to any large scale development new or old. With large scale developments like the “Soho West or Liberty Harbor or Journal Squared” It would be like a property tax but the money would used for Upgrading , expanding and operating Transit in Hudson County but even with that I still feel like congestion pricing would bring in more and reduce the congestion.

Addition funding could come from Reusing abandoned or off limits space like the Upper Level at Hoboken Terminal or the car storage under the Southern part of Newark. Transforming some of the unused space under the Viaducts in the Oranges into Retail space and leasing out ever available train station space for retail or entertainment space. Newer Stations should be built with retail space to be leased out and chains should be banned for bidding on those spaces.



Subway/Metro/Urban Light rail Expansions

Newark LRT Division
Newark Rapid Express (Newark LRT)

Current System Size : 6.2 mi
Current Daily Ridership : 25,700 (2019)
Stations : 17
Proposed System : 55.6 miles

Proposed Services :
  • Main Street - West Orange to Hoboken Terminal : 5min peak / 10 offpeak
  • Main Street - West Orange to Forest Hills JCT : 8 min all day
  • Caldwell University to Newark Penn : 5min peak / 10 offpeak
  • Lackawanna Transit Center (Montclair) to Newark Airport : 15min all day
  • Great Falls to Newatk Penn : 5min peak / 10min offpeak
  • Newark Penn to Hoboken Terminal : 5min peak / 15min off peak
  • North Broadway JCT to Midtown Elizabeth loop : 5min peak / 10min offpeak
  • Newark Airport to Newark Penn : 5min peak / 8min offpeak
  • Newark Penn to Cranford via Jersey Gardens / Midtown Elizabeth : 8 min all day
  • Newark Penn to Lyndhurst : 8 min peak / 15min offpeak
  • Grove Street – Main Street West Orange LRT : 4 miles , at grade , reusing abandoned freight line , with 6 new station , possible relocation of 1 existing station and (1 transit hub at Wateseeing Ave)
  • Newark Penn – Great Falls LRT : 12.1 miles , Underground , At grade , grade separated reusing lightly used / abandoned Freight line , with 19 Stations , 14 New Stations and 3 Transit Hubs (Newark Penn , Newark Broad , and North Broadway JCT)
  • Bloomfield Ave LRT : 8.53 mi , At grade traffic separated lanes most of the way with 18 Stations , 14 New Stations and 3 transit hubs (Newark Penn , Newark Broad and Lackawanna Transit Center)
  • Newark-Elizabeth-Cranford Urban LRT : 16 miles , Underground , Elevated , 15 Stations , 15 New Stations , (4 Transit Hubs : Cranford at Garden State Parkway , Midtown Elizabeth , Newark Airport Station & Newark Penn Station
  • Newark-Midtown Elizabeth LRT : 7 miles , Underground , At Grade dedicated traffic separated lanes , 10 Stations , (2 Transit hubs : Newark Penn & Midtown Elizabeth)
  • Newark Penn to West Side Jersey City LRT : 4.36 mi , Underground , Elevated , with 5 Stations , 4 new stations , (1 transit hub : Newark Penn)
  • Newark - Lyndhurst Streetcar : 6.73 mi , mixed with traffic given signal priority with stops every 10 blocks

New Jersey Gold Coast LRT Division
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Current System Size : 17 mi
Current Daily Ridership : 53,400 (2019)
Stations : 24
Proposed System : 40 miles


Proposed Services :
  • Four Corners (Paterson) to Hoboken Terminal : 5mins peak / 20mins offpeak
  • Four Corners (Paterson) to State Street - Downtown Hackensack : 5mins peak / 10mins offpeak
  • Maywood to Hoboken Terminal : 5min / 10min offpeak
  • Englewood Hospital to Liberty State Park : 5min peak / 10min offpeak
  • North Bergen JCT to 8th Street : 5mins peak / 15mins off peak
  • Hoboken Terminal to 8th Street : 8mins all day
  • 9th & Congress to Newark Penn : 15mins all day
  • Newark Penn to Hoboken Terminal : 5min peak / 15min off peak
  • New Lines :
  • Northern Branch LRT : 9 mi , Elevated , reusing lightly used Freight lines , with 7 New Stations and 2 Transit Hubs at Englewood-Route 4 & North Bergen JCT (formerly Tonnelle Avenue)
  • Bergen-Passaic LRT : 14 miles , Street running , Elevated , dedicated tracks along lightly used Freight tracks with 16 New Stations and 5 Transit Hubs at Paterson Station for connection to the NJT Main Line / Northwest Service and Buses , Saddle Brook JCT for connections to NJT Bergen County line, State Street - Downtown Hackensack for NJT buses , Vince Lombardi Park & Ride for connections to the West Shore Line ,and North Bergen JCT
  • Newark Penn to West Side Jersey City LRT : 4.36 mi , Underground , Elevated , with 5 Stations , 4 new stations , (1 transit hub : Newark Penn)


Gold Coast Metro

Length : 35 miles
Power Source : 3rd Rail
Stations : 27
Car Length : 4 to 6 open gangway trainsets
Line Length : 18 miles in NJ , 12.8 miles in NY , 5 miles in NJ Ext
  • Phase 1 : Downtown North (Englewood Cliffs) to Union City JCT , Deep bore
  • Phase 2 : Union City JCT to journal Square , Deep bore
  • Phase 3 : Journal Square to 8th Street , Elevated from MCGinley Square
  • Phase 4 : 8th Street to Richmond Valley Interchange as West Shore Metro , elevated to Arden Heights then using Highway Median and SIRR
  • Phase 5 : Richmond Valley Interchange to South Amboy Station , deep bore


Transit Connections :
  • Hudson Lights for C Train to Manhattan
  • Union City JCT for Hudson Bergen Light Rail & Buses
  • Journal Square for PATH Trains , L train to Manhattan and Buses
  • Bergen-Lafayette for Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Newark and DT JC and buses
  • 8th Street for Hudson Bergen Light Rail and buses
  • Richmond Valley Interchange for Staten Island Railway and buses
  • South Amboy for Suburban Rail , New Brunswick LRT and buses
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