Facts and Figures

Operator NJ Transit
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1935
# of Lines 2
# of Cars
Mileage 6 miles
Gauge Std
Stations 17
Power Overhead
Fare Media POP
Website NJ Transit
Data Date 2007
1st Visit 3/1997
Last Visit 1/2022
% Rode 100%

Northeastern US Transit > Newark
City Subway-Newark Light Rail


The PCC's ended their service on 8/24/01on the City Subway.  On 8/27/01 the new Light Rail low floor cars took over operation. Luckily I was there to witness the change over. 

The Newark system has seen other changes as well. The loop at Franklin Ave has been removed. Franklin Ave. is now called Branch Brook Park. The line itself has been extended north one mile with 2 new stations. This extension also leads to the new maintenance facility. This facility replaces the shops for the PCC's at Penn Station. There is another extension that is opened that links Newark Penn Station with Newark Broad St station along the riverfront. Weekdays the two lines are operated separately with transfers at the outbound platforms at Newark Penn Station. Evenings, and weekends there the lines are interlinked. NJT is now dropping the "City Subway" name in favor of Newark Light Rail for the entire network.

Click on the map below, or the the alphabetical listing below the map.

Stations sorted by Name
Update Station Name # of photos # new
updated Atlantic St 3 2
  Bloomfield Ave 6
  Branch Brook Pk (was Franklin Av) 14 5
updated Broad St Station 6 3
  Davenport Ave 5
  Grove Street 4
  Heller Pkwy (closed) 0
updated Military Park (was Broad St) 21 17
  NJPAC/Center Street 3
updated Newark Penn Station 27 11
Norfolk St 3
updated Orange St 8 7
updated Park Ave 14 13
updated Riverfront Stadium 2 2
  Silver Lake 3
  Warren St 7
updated Washington Park 8 4
  Washington St 5
updated Yards & Equipment 20 8
updated PCC Last Day of operation (8/24/2001) 14 2
  PCC # 6 in Public Service Colors 9
NEW Cedar St Subway (closed) 3 3
    185 77

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