Hoboken Terminal to Tonnelle Avenue
North= Trains to Tonnelle Avenue
South= Trains to Hoboken Terminal
Hoboken Terminal is described on a separate page
2nd Street has two tracks and two wall platforms with two toned gray and rose colored pavers. There is artwork on the windscreen and station grounds. The art is a space theme: "You are My Solar System." It features the sun and planets with children standing on the planets. The artist is Marina Tempkjn and was dated 2001. It features etched glass sheets in addition to the "planets" with children standing on them.
9th Street/ Congress Street also has two tracks and two wall platforms. This station is the most majestic on the system due to the station having access to both the lower and upper side of the Palisades and the necessity of elevators to the top- some100 feet high! The North exit leads to the bottom of the Palisades- 9th Street and Monroe Street. The South exit leads to the top of the Palisades at Congress Street and Paterson Plank Road. The station also has locked emergency stairs to the top exit. North of this station is a three tracks section called "Three Roads" and will allow express service once service extends further north. The platform has gray paver blocks.
Art work consist of "glass bubbles": on the floor of the upper mezzanine. The area is industrial on the lower level and residential on the upper level.
Lincoln Harbor has two tracks and a brick island platform. No art was found.
Port Imperial has two tracks and a wide island platform. The highlight here is a million dollar view of the new York City Skyline as seen across Port Imperial Blvd. the main street. The ferry terminal is still under construction. When opened on 10/29/2005, it was served on weekends only till the Bergenline Avenue and Tonnelle Avenue Stations opened on 2/25/2006.
Bergenline Avenue is in a tunnel and has two tracks and an island platform which somewhat resemblance to Exchange Place on the PATH in that there is a center curtain wall with what appears to be fire doors which can be closed. There are fossils on the ceiling including neon accents. The curtain wall has benches and windows to see through to the other track. The high speed elevators are at the north end and lead to the street level plaza still under construction. the East wall has a dinosaur and the ceiling has a Mercury Space Capsule. This is the deepest station in the HBLR system and the only station underground. Your webmaster had the honor of getting an e-mail from the artist explaining her artwork. The text is included below:
"My project is entitled "BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND MEADOWLANDS." It consists
of 4 murals in porcelain enamel on steel.
our webmaster has received an e-mail from Maria describing the artwork:
BERGENLINE AVENUE STATION PLAZA
"BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND MEADOWLANDS"
"WE ARE TRANSPORTED"
Tonnelle Avenue has two tracks and an island platform. It is located in a cut and features a loop at the north end which diverges from the main tracks just north of the station. For now the main tracks end at a bump block. If the lien is extended the bump block would need to be addressed. Latest talk is for a diesel Multiple unit like the River Line
Line Report Card
Tonnelle Avenue to Hoboken
Last revised 1/17/09