Silver Lake station
Silver Lake is a surface-level light rail station operated by New Jersey Transit in Belleville Township, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The station is the only one in Belleville, operating along the Grove Street–Newark Penn Station line of the Newark Light Rail. The station contains two low-level platforms that are off-centered. The Newark-bound platform is accessible from Franklin Street (County Route 607) and nearby Heckel Street while the Grove Street-bound platform is accessible from nearby Belmont Avenue.
The Silver Lake station as seen from the inbound platform.
|Location||208 Heckel Street|
Belleville, New Jersey
|Owned by||New Jersey Transit|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||NJT Bus: 27, 90|
|Opened||June 22, 2002|
|Electrified||750 V (DC) overhead lines|
The current light rail station opened on June 22, 2002, as part of an extension of the Newark City Subway from nearby Branch Brook Park station to Grove Street in Bloomfield. The station uses former tracks of the New York and Greenwood Lake Railway's Orange Branch, which went from nearby Forest Hill in Newark to West Orange. Service on this line ended on June 20, 1955. Silver Lake boasted a full wooden station depot with a built-in railroad tower.
- "Two New Stations to Open on the Newark City Subway". New Jersey Transit (Press release). Newark, New Jersey. June 18, 2002. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
- "Donohue Engineer on Last Ride on Erie Branch". The Paterson News. May 24, 1955. p. 20. Retrieved June 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Old Silver Lake Railroad Depot". The Belleville Times. August 9, 1962. p. 9. Retrieved June 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Franklin Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Belmont Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
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