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New York Region Transit > Newark > Light Rail

Branch Brook Park

Year Opened 1935/2001 Transfers Bus
Street Location Anthony Place Park-n-Ride No
Platform Layout 1 side platform, 1 island platform Right-of-Way Surface
# of Tracks 2 tracks Former Name(s) Franklin Avenue, before that North 6th St.
Points of Interest Branch Brook Park Station was originally called Franklin Ave and the northern end of the City Subway. During the "Franklin Ave" time period, PCC's turned around using a tight loop. As part of the conversion to LRV's, the station was made into two tracks with a pocket track to turn trains. Also, the nearby Heller Pkwy station was closed.

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Branch Brook ParkTwo LRV's at the now temporary stub end terminal at Branch Brook Park. (8/27/01) njt-lr-ewr082701-05.jpg (295912 bytes)LRV at Branch Brook Park. This track LRV's open doors on both sides. (8/27/01)
Loop trackA look back at the loop area which has already been ripped out. The LRV on the left has come from the new maintenance facility about 1 mile away. (8/27/01) Branch Brook ParkLRV departing Brach Brook Park heading to Newark. (8/27/01)
njt-lr-ewr-012102-19.jpg2 LRV's at Branch Brook Park on a snowy day. (1/21/02) njt-nwk_01.jpg (46698 bytes)A PCC at Franklin Avenue awaiting its departure for downtown Newark. (3/97)
njt-nwk_03.jpg (76549 bytes)An outbound car about ready to make the tight loop for the platform at Franklin Ave. Terminal (3/97) njt-lr-ewr03.jpg (65230 bytes)Car coming around the loop about to stop at the Franklin Ave terminal. (3/97)
njt-lr-ewr082401-37.jpg (88506 bytes)PCC rounding the Franklin Ave loop on the last day of PCC (and loop) operation (8/01)

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