|Above: YouTubeCA video - Newark's Trolley System - Length: 4:39 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - NJ Trolley - Length: 5:11 mins.|
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Operator: Public Service Coordinated Transport
ESSEX DIVISION (Newark, Orange, Caldwell)
|7||Newark Pennsylvania Station - Newark Subway - Franklin Av.|
|21A||Newark Pennsylvania Station - Newark Subway - Market St. - Main St. - Erie RR Orange Stn.|
|21B||Newark Pennsylvania Station - Newark Subway - Orange St. - Main St. - West Orange|
|23||Newark Pennsylvania Station - Newark Subway - Central Av. - Jefferson Av.|
|29||Newark Pennsylvania Station - Newark Subway - Bloomfield Av. - Caldwell (Central Av.)|
HUDSON DIVISION (Jersey City, Hoboken etc.)
|7||Hoboken Terminal (Ferry) - Jackson Av. [Martin Luther King Dr.] - Gates Av.|
|17||Hoboken Terminal (Ferry) - Central Av. - Weehawken (32nd St.)|
|19||Hoboken Terminal (Ferry) - Palisade Av. [back: New >York Av.] - Weehawken - Union City (West Shore Stn.)|
|37||Hoboken Terminal (Ferry) - Jersey City (Hoboken Av.) [Rush hours only]|
RAPID TRANSIT ROUTES
Exact routes unknown
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcars: ? km.
- Hudson & Manhattan RR: 22.2 km.
- Horse-traction streetcars: (Essex Division) 1859 - 1895; (Hudson Division) 1860 - 1895
- Steam-dummy traction: (Essex Division) 1878-1879
- Cable car: (Essex Division) 1888 only
- Electric streetcars: (Essex Division) 4 Oct. 1890 - 30 March 1952 (except for the Newark City Subway); (Hudson Division) 1892 - 7 Aug. 1949
- Newark City Subway (and surface line): 16 May 1935 - 16 July 2006 (integrated into Newark Light Rail)
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail: 15 Apr. 2000 - today
- Newark Light Rail: 17 July 2006 - today
- Rapid transit (in tunnel under the Hudson): 26 Feb. 1908 - today (service between Lower Manhattan and Hoboken interruped due to the 9/11 attacks: 11 Sept. 2001 - Nov. 2003)
- Light rail / Streetcars / PATH (formerly Hudson & Manhattan Railroad System): 1435 mm.
- Craig, P. "Newark: New Jersey's best kept secret revealed", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2006 (69: 827), p.298-299.
- Kyper, F. "Newark's best-kept secret - The City Subway", Modern Tramway, July 1968 (31: 367), p.231-235.
- Lietwiler, C. "Light rail takes off in New Jersey", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2000 (63: 751), p.248-250.
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the streetcar systems in northern New Jersey.
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