Newark Broad Street Station
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Newark Broad Street Station
Newark Broad Street
Broad St Sta Newark tower jeh.jpg
Location Lackawanna Avenue and Broad Street
Coordinates 40°44?51?N 74°10?19?W / 40.74750°N 74.17194°W / 40.74750; -74.17194
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Platforms Commuter rail: 1 island, 1 side
Light rail: 1 island
Tracks 3 (Commuter Rail)
2 (Light rail)
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 11, 13, 27, 28, 29, 30, 41, 72, 76, 78, and 108
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 2 (commuter rail only)[1]
Opened 19 November 1836
Rebuilt 1903, 2008
Passengers (2012) 2,442 (average weekday)[2]
Newark Broad Street Station
Newark Broad Street station is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Newark Broad Street station
Location Broad St and University Ave., Newark, NJ
Coordinates 40°44?50?N 74°10?20?W / 40.74722°N 74.17222°W / 40.74722; -74.17222Coordinates: 40°44?50?N 74°10?20?W / 40.74722°N 74.17222°W / 40.74722; -74.17222
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1901
Architect Frank J. Nies
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Renaissance
MPS Operating Passenger Railroad Stations TR
NRHP reference # 84002662[3]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1984

Newark Broad Street is a NJ Transit commuter rail and light rail station at 25 University Avenue in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Built in 1901-03 on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad main line from Hoboken to Denville, Scranton and Buffalo, the station's historic architecture includes an elegant clock tower and a brick and stone façade on the station's main building.


Newark Broad Street opened on 19 November 1836 at the east end of the opening segment of the Morris and Essex Railroad to Orange; for the first couple of decades trains east of Newark ran over the New Jersey Rail Road to Jersey City. The Newark Drawbridge connecting to the station and crossing the Passaic River to the east was opened in 1903. A number of western expansions were built, and Hoboken Terminal, the current eastern end of the line, opened in 1907. In 1945, the Morris and Essex Railroad officially merged into the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (its identity had been largely lost years before). DL&W merged with the Erie Railroad in 1960 to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, which was absorbed by Conrail in 1976; NJ Transit has operated all passenger service since 1983.

The station building has been listed in the state and federal registers of historic places since 1984[4] and is part of the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.[5]


From 2004 to 2008 the station was renovated. The station changed from having 2 outside low platforms, with walkways across one track to the middle track, to having 2 high platforms, one of them an island platform, to facilitate cross-platform transfers. The historic westbound shelter was removed in the project and new westbound waiting areas were built.



Broad Street Station is currently served by the Montclair-Boonton Line and both branches of the Morris and Essex Lines (Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch).

Light Rail

This station is the northern terminus of the Newark Light Rail Broad Street Extension line from Newark Penn Station. Service on this line opened on July 17, 2006. Light Rail trains operate from about 5 a.m. to midnight, daily.[6] Light rail service was unavailable from March 2008 until July 2008 due to a partial collapse of the former Westinghouse factory adjacent to the station during demolition. Demolition was completed, and service resumed, in July 2008.



  1. ^ "Morris and Essex Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS" (PDF). New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Monmouth County Listings, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 2, 2007.
  5. ^ Newark Broad Street Station New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey
  6. ^ Newark Light Rail schedule

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