Orange Street station (Newark Light Rail)

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The Orange Street station is a surface-level light rail stop in the Roseville section of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. A stop on the Grove Street line of the Newark Light Rail, Orange Street is a single island platform stop on the south side of the eponymous street between First Street and Duryea Street. The stop is next to interchange 13 on Interstate 280 and serves the southern end of Branch Brook Park in Newark. The next station north is Park Avenue and the next station south is Norfolk Street. The station is accessible for handicapped persons as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, with access at Orange Street from the sidewalk.

Orange Street
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Orange Street station south from the street toward Penn Station.
Coordinates40°45′02″N 74°11′06″W / 40.7506°N 74.1850°W / 40.7506; -74.1850Coordinates: 40°45′02″N 74°11′06″W / 40.7506°N 74.1850°W / 40.7506; -74.1850
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 71, 73, 79
(see note)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedMay 26, 1935[1]
Electrified750 V (DC) overhead lines
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Park Avenue Grove Street – Newark Penn Norfolk Street

Orange Street station opened on May 26, 1935 as part of the original Newark City Subway, a service between Heller Parkway station and Broad Street station (modern-day Military Park).[1] The station was built just eight blocks east of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's Roseville Avenue station, which closed on September 16, 1984.[2]

HistoryEdit

The station was originally built by Public Service Corporation of New Jersey on May 26, 1935, and contained a connection to the Main Street line until March 30, 1952 when the route was converted into bus route #21.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Commuters Hail Newark Subway". The Asbury Park Evening Press. May 27, 1935. p. 17. Retrieved January 14, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Morris & Essex Lines Timetable (September 16, 1984 ed.). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. 1984.
  3. ^ Station Reporter; Newark City Subway, including old map Archived 2015-01-23 at the Wayback Machine

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