Back

ⓘ Richard Street station




Richard Street station
                                     

ⓘ Richard Street station

Richard Street is a station on the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail located in the Greenville section of Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. Located at the end of Richard Street next to the northeast end of Bayside Park, the station services local trains of the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail between 8th Street station in Bayonne and Hoboken Terminal. The station contains a single island platform and two tracks. The station is accessible for handicapped persons as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, with elevators and platform level matching with trains. The station opened on April 17, 2000 as part of the original operating segment of the Hudson–Bergen Light Rail.

Street, Richard was constructed to the North of the former Central railroad of new Jersey in the same area. Located in what is now the South end of Bayside Park, Museum van Nostrand place was a stop on the main line in Jersey city. Opened in 1887, later than most stations on the line, van Nostrand place had a small station compared to other, only 15 to 27 feet 4.6 m × 8.2 m, and only one story. The agent of the station at van Nostrand place was eliminated in 1952, and in 1958 they destroyed a single story depot, replacing it with two shelters, one in each direction. Maintenance at van Nostrand place ended April 30, 1967 when the Aldene plan came into effect, moving CNJ commuter through Penn station, through the railway of the Lehigh valley. Service through Bayonne and Jersey city were truncated from the Communipaw terminal on East 33rd street.