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9th Street/Congress Street is a unique Light Rail Station that is located at the bottom of the Hudson Palisades where trains are running along the Hoboken/Jersey City border. This station though has entrances from both the top of the Pallisades in Jersey City at Congress Street with an outdoor tower elevator shaft and Hoboken (9th Street) directly from local streets to the station. The station has two side platforms with a grade crossing at each end and the normal single HBLR canopies along each platform. The northern grade crossing has leads to a small entrance area (with TVMs beneath their own canopy, making it a fare paid zone) and a walkway to 9th Street at Jackson Street. The southern end of the platforms along the southbound platform have a tall elevator shaft with green and brown supports and plenty of glass. This leads up to the top of the Palisades where an approximately 70 foot enclosed pedestrian bridge leads west over to Patterson Plank Road at the top of the Palisades, it is just north of the T-intersection with Congress Street at the cliffs. A final exit is from a pedestrian walkway that leads south along the east, northbound platform to a final, third entrance from where 8th Street (Hoboken) curves to head south and loop around to 7th Street. Each of these three entrances has its own TVMs making the platforms and elevator/bridge structures all fare paid areas. This seems a bit of overkill since the elevators could provide a great community connector between Jersey City on top of the hill and Hoboken down below.

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The entrance to the passageway to the elevators down to Hoboken at the Congress Street entrance
12 June, 2005
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A banner announcing the opening of the Elevators down to the light rail is still on the Congress Street entrance. This stop, part of the newest Light Rail extension opened on September 7th, 2004
12 June, 2005
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Looking down from the cliff from Congress Street, the light rail tracks are far below
12 June, 2005
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Looking down the southbound track at 9th Street/Congress Street
12 June, 2005
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A 9th Street/Congress Street station sign
12 June, 2005
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The station canopy on the Weehawken-bound platform
12 June, 2005
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NJ LRV #2013B, near 9th Street/Congress Street, where their is an extra 3rd lay-up track
12 June, 2005
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NJ LRV #2027B leaves 9th Street
12 June, 2005
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NJ LRV #2021A stops at 9th Street/Congress Street
25 February, 2006
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A train direction sign at 9th St/Congress St. Tape still coves the portion saying 'To Union City, & Bergen County' on its opening day
25 February, 2006
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Looking down 9th St/Congress St, the elevator shaft that raises up the cliff is in the background
25 February, 2006
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A Railroad crossing signal at 9th St/Congress St platform crossing
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2004A bound for Tonnelle Avenue approaches 9th St/Congress St with people still crossing the street to the station
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2004A bound for Tonnelle Avenue approaches 9th St/Congress St with people still crossing the street to the station
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2004A enters 9th St/Congress St
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2015A bound for Tonnelle Avenue passes NJ LRV #2008B bound for West Side Avenue at 'Three Roads' north of 9th Street
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2008B passes NJ LRV #2015A as it approaches 9th Street/Congress Street passing 'Three Roads'
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2008B bound for Hoboken Terminal enters 9th Street/Congress Street
25 February, 2006
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Northbound NJ LRV #2037A approaches 9th Street/Congress Street
25 February, 2006
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NJ LRV #2037A bound for Tonnelle Avenue enters 9th Street/Congress Street
25 February, 2006
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