Exchange Place is a HBLR station in downtown Jersey City, with the connections to PATH at the station of the same name. The station served as the original northern terminus of the line when it opened on April 22, 2000. The station's platform layout is a bit unusual. The tracks are located on the west side of Hudson Street, in there own ROW between street crossings of Montgomery and York Streets. The main platform is an island platform between the tracks with two canopies instead of just one like most platforms. There is also a side platform that northbound trains use (they open doors on both sides) that is basically the sidewalk rising up to HBLR's mini-high level, it has HBLR type lampposts on it but no canopied structures except for one at its northern end with TVMs in it closest to the PATH Station. As of 2013 the TVMs in here have been removed. The end of Montgomery Street was a bus loop with a bunch of HBLR style shelters to serve the buses. Some had a TVMs inside them to buy bus tickets. This TVM was removed on or about November 7, 2011. This plaza that contains the two PATH station entrances was closed to bus traffic by 2007 (I don't ever remember buses stopping at the intended bus loop) and buses now stop across the street, not in the nice shelters built for them during the opening of the HBLR.
Artwork: The floor of the island platform has an embedded map of Jersey City and the waterfront by Gregg LeFevre. There are weather vanes of rabbits and turtles above the platform canopies. by June Wilson
Looking across to the northern end of Exchange Place to the northern end of the rail platform for the station.
TVMs along the ramp down form the northern end of the side platform for Hoboken Trains.
A Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station pillar at Exchange Place.
A platform sign at Exchange Place.
Looking across from the Hoboken Train's side platform to the island platform at Exchange Place with a station canopy visible.
Looking down the side platform for Hoboken Trains at Exchange Place.
Another view of a canopied portion of the side platform at Exchange Place.
A view of the island platform at Exchange Place with its two canopied portions.
Another view of one end of the island platform at Exchange Place.
An Exchange Place sign on a lamppost on side platform right in front of a building.
The canopy on the southern end of the Exchange Place HBLR Station.
A ramp up to the southern end of the Exchange Place HBLR Station platform.
NJ LRV #2011, the second LRV of a West Side Avenue-bound train south of Exchange Place.
The ramp at the end of the island platform
Looking down the Hoboken-bound track, the second side platform is covered in scaffolding
The intended bus loop, now just a pedestrian plaza
Jersey barriers keep vehicles out of the former bus loop
The platform entrance with TVMs both on the platform and some in the little shelter off the platform
Passengers wait for LRVs on both the side and island platforms
Last Updated: 12 March, 2013
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