Pavonia-Newport is a Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station located in Jersey City and is the northernmost stop on the southern 2 branches to West Side Avenue or 8th Street-Bayonne. Just north of the station the railway line rises up onto a concrete ariel guideway that takes trains over the nearby entrance portals to the Holland Tunnel and to the junction just south of the railroad yard at Hoboken. Here Hoboben — 9th Street trains switch right to head into the Hoboken Terminal and West Side Avenue — Tonnelle Avenue trains switch eft to continue heading north. During weekends when the Tonnelle Avenue — Hoboken Terminal line isn't operated passengers have to make a timed transfer between the two operating branches here at Pavonia-Newport to get between Hoboken Terminal and other points north backtracking to and from this station. The Pavonia-Newport Station opened on November 18, 2000 and was the northern terminus of Light Rail Service for nearly two years until it was extended to Hoboken on September 29, 2002. After the Hoboken Extension opened the diamond crossover and siding north of the station were still used to short-tern some trains south of Hoboken. This included all PM Bayonne Flyer Trips until February 2006 when the Tonnelle Avenue Extension Opened.
The station has a single island platform for the line running parallel to the east side of Mall Drive East. The Newport Center Mall is located across the street. This island platform is entered via pedestrian crossings at each end, the north ends leads to a crosswalk into the mall and is also a vehicle crossing into a loading dock for the building next to the station. The south end is the more important end with a crosswalk to the mall and the entrance on the east side to a public pedestrian tunnel beneath a building. This leads to Washington Blvd that passengers cross and continue walking through a plaza before reaching the Newport PATH station. There is signage that directs connecting travelers in both directions. The Exchange Place and Hoboken Terminal Stations are recommended because they offer much shorter walks from PATH to the HBLR. From 9/1/11 with Exchange Place closed the station offered the only connecting between PATH and the HBLR. The southern half of the platform has the usual canopy with TVMs in different locations, some in the square 'information' cubes that were built when the station opened and others added in later years to deal with the increase in ridership. A Skywalk enclosed pedestrian overpass from the Newport Mall goes over the middle the middle of platform (just beyond the end of the canopy) to a nearby building.
2015 Update: The signs at the station have been changed to Newport, the stations new name
Last Updated: 18 February, 2013