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 StreetNewark 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.

Silver Lake
Silver Lake Station.jpg
The Silver Lake station as seen from the inbound platform.
Location208 Heckel Street
Belleville, New Jersey
Coordinates40°46′49″N 74°10′49″W / 40.7803°N 74.1804°W / 40.7803; -74.1804Coordinates: 40°46′49″N 74°10′49″W / 40.7803°N 74.1804°W / 40.7803; -74.1804
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsNJT Bus NJT Bus: 27, 90
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 22, 2002[1]
Electrified750 V (DC) overhead lines
Services
Preceding station NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Following station
Grove Street
Terminus
Grove Street – Newark Penn Branch Brook Park
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Bloomfield Avenue Orange Branch Forest Hill
Terminus

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.[2] Silver Lake boasted a full wooden station depot with a built-in railroad tower.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Donohue Engineer on Last Ride on Erie Branch". The Paterson News. May 24, 1955. p. 20. Retrieved June 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ "The Old Silver Lake Railroad Depot". The Belleville Times. August 9, 1962. p. 9. Retrieved June 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  

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