Next Stop South 8th Street
Next Stop North 34th Street
22nd Street
Home<Around New York City<Hudson-Bergen Light Rail<22nd Street

22nd Street was the terminus of the HLBR between its opening, as a single station extension on November 15, 2003 to the opening of 8th Street on January 31, 2011. The station itself has two side platforms, and when the station was a terminus trains departed from either track, reversing at a crossover north of the station. South of the station the two tracks continue for a bit before switching into one track (that once ended at a bumper block before the 8th Street extension opened). When the station was a terminus trains could be in theory reversed beyond the station but this wasn't normally done. The tail tracks simply used for short-term storage. This single track has now been extended as a single track extension south to 8th Street, but some rush hour trains still continue to originate and terminate here at 22nd Street because of the operational constraints posed by the single tracked.

The station is located on a private ROW in a shopping area of Bayonne. Local streets pass underneath the ROW with very low, ~11 foot clearance tunnels. A freight track is adjacent, running along the east platform of the station and includes a track that is along the HBLR ROW north of the station. The two side platforms each have a single normal HBLR canopy. The northbound track has a full length wall of semi-opaque glass bricks, forming a windscreen between it and the parallel freight track. Etched in these bricks are etched silhouettes of Bayonne's industrial architecture by Kate Dodd. Along this east platform for the bound track glass wall are Doors and Windows of Bayonne by Lisa Kaslow. These consist of actual fiberglass, copper and patina doors models of doors and windows from architectural details of Bayonne. The southbound platform has its own more colorful glass windscreens (although portions of this platform on an embankment have a simple, low fence) Bayonne Time & Tides by J. Kenneth Leap showing the history of Bayonne through photographs and maps. The glass windscreens in the shelters have etchings by Kate Dodd of Bayonne's industrial past.

To leave the station there are pedestrian grade crossings at each end. Both entrances only connect directly to the southbound platform, and have a small canopy with TVMs and validators (making the platforms a fare paid zone) next to the grade crossings. At the northern end of the station a staircase only leads down to the south sidewalk of 22nd Street between Avenue E and Prospect Avenue. The southern end contains the elevator for ADA access (with a brick enclosure) and a staircase down to 21st Street.

Page 1|Page 2
22nd_st1
Looking down one of the side platforms at 22nd Street. The slightly newer station design is evident mostly by the design of the platform lights.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st2
Decorative artwork that looks like windows on the platform at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st3
Another view of decorative artwork on the platform at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st4
Looking south of 22nd Street as the light rail tracks peter-out, these will be extended to 8th Street quite soon.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st5
NJ LRVs #2040B and #2032B on stopped at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st6
A view up the ramp and down one of the tracks at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st7
A sign for track 2 at 22nd Street, some tape that had covered up the portion of the sign that said Southbound Trains has partially fallen off.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st8
Bayonne Time & Tides along track 1 at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st9
Bayonne Time & Tides along track 1 at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st10
The platform at 22nd Street is a Pre-Paid Fare Zone, meaning a ticket is required on it. This sign also shows how the station opened on November 23, 2003 instead of April 22, 2000.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st11
Another view up to NJ LRVs #2040B and #2032B stopped at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st12
A more modern sign on the street for 22nd Street Station.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st13
A view of a very low-clearance overpass underneath the Light Rail ROW at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st14
Approaching a staircase and elevator up to the platform at 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st15
A 22nd Street Station sign on a brick wall station entrance.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st16
Looking by the elevator and towards the staircase up to 22nd Street.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st17
A 22nd Street Station sign in an underpass
14 June, 2008
22nd_st18
A 22nd Street Station sign and a HBLR station oblisk at street level.
14 June, 2008
22nd_st19
Another low birdge beneath the HBLR and freight tracks near 22nd Street
14 June, 2008
22nd_st20
Getting off a terminating train at 8th St
15 February, 2011
Page 1|Page 2
Home<Around New York City<Hudson-Bergen Light Rail<22nd Street
New Jersey Transit

Last Updated: 2 December, 2008
This website is not affiliated with New Jersey Transit, their official website is here
This Website is maintained and copyright © 2003-2015, Jeremiah Cox. This website is not affiliated with any transit provider. Please do not remote link images or copy them from this website without permission.