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Fifth Annual HBLR System Trip

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Route of the 1-mile Newark City Subway Broad Street Extension.

Broad Street Extension

Construction of the Broad Street Extension terminus as viewed from the platform at Newark Broad Street Rail Station. Sandy Campbell photo (December 11, 2004). Click to play.

The fifth annual HBLR System Trip was held in December 2004. Organized by ERA treasurer Michael Glikin and Hudson-Bergen consultant John Pappas, the trip covered the entire Hudson-Bergen line including the new deadhead at Port Imperial Ferry which has not yet opened to the public. As a special bonus that year, the first half of the trip traced the route of the Newark City Subway Broad Street Extension, then under construction. The abandoned ramps at Warren Street were also examined, as was the old Cedar Street portal.

Construction of Center Street portal.
Tour organizers Michael Glikin (left) and John Pappas (right) with the late Charlie Akins (rear).
Construction of Center Street portal.
Construction of Center Street portal.
Construction of station at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
Construction of station at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).
Construction of station at Washington Park post office.
Construction of station at the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Note that true girder rail is being layed, a rarity in the US today.
Girder rail being layed at the Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
Newark Broad Street Rail Station. To avoid confusion, the Newark City Subway station formerly known as Broad Street was renamed Military Park on September 4, 2004.
Looking south from Newark Broad Street.
Construction of the Broad Street Extension terminus as viewed from the platform at Newark Broad Street Rail Station.
ERA treasurer Michael Glikin organized the Newark portion of the trip.
Construction of the Broad Street Extension terminus as viewed from the platform at Newark Broad Street Rail Station.
Construction of the Broad Street Extension terminus as viewed from the platform at Newark Broad Street Rail Station.
Ramp leading to abandoned Warren Street portal of the Newark City Subway.
Abandoned Warren Street portal of the Newark City Subway.
Abandoned Cedar Street portal of the Newark City Subway. Urban Exploration has some amazing photos from inside the tunnel.
Riding along unopened stretch of Hudson-Bergen line to Port Imperial Ferry station.
Riding along unopened stretch of Hudson-Bergen line to Port Imperial Ferry station.
Driver’s eye view of approach to Port Imperial Ferry station.
Port Imperial Ferry station.
Port Imperial Ferry station, nearly finished and ready for passengers.
John Pappas (center), a consultant for the Hudson-Bergen line, organized this leg of the trip.
A few feet beyond Port Imperial Ferry the tracks end and reconstruction of the Weehawken Tunnel under Union City continues. A new station, Bergenline Avenue, is being built in the middle.
John Pappas has some amazing pictures of the Weehawkeen Tunnel and construction of the Bergenline Avenue station at SubwayNut.com.
Ninth Street Station has an elevator tower with an overpass to the top of the Palisades cliffs.
Ninth Street Station has an elevator tower with an overpass to the top of the Palisades cliffs.
Ninth Street Station has an elevator tower with an overpass to the top of the Palisades cliffs.
Glass art is embedded in the floor along the length of the overpass at Ninth Street station. The art is illuminated by natural light from below.
Glass art is embedded in the floor along the length of the overpass at Ninth Street station. The art is illuminated by natural light from below.