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Port Imperial Ferry The station currently seems dead, their is very little traffic, a bridge across to to the ferry peir is still under construction, and walking through the parking lot wouldn't be a whole lot of fun, currently their isn't much here. Their is also a bus loop, this may help some ridership. The island platform is the simple fare at street level, but no level crossings since the line is running along a cliff. The station though is great for railfanning, one can walk up along the ROW a 100 yards and reach the Weehawken tunnel portal, this place also has a good S-curve.
Port Imperial has a dubios distinction for me, it had two opening opening days and I was their for both. It opened for service on weekends only on 29 October, 2005. I went up their that afternoon and was the only one on foot in the entire area it seemed, all I saw was one jogger who looked like she was checking out the station. The platform was also still underconstruction and one end was still closed, their were still a number of buldozers in the area working on the tunnel and station.
I then stopped their when it opened for full-time service on February 26, 2006. This time it really felt opened, but the station was still quite deserted and most of the passengers in the area were railfans checking out the tunnel portal.

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(portimperial1) Looking from the Bus Stop and Loop to the light rail station at Port Imperial Ferry with NJ LRV #2028B in the station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial2) A sign on the Bus Loop at Port Imperial with the Manhatan skyline. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial3) NJ LRV #2028A running south of Port Imperial on a shuttle to Hoboken. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial4) NJ LRV #2028A south of Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005
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(portimperial5) NJ LRV #2028A south of Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial6) One end of the platform at Port Imperial is still closed. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial7) Looking down the empty platform at Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial8) The Non-shunting barricade not allowing trains to go any farther and enter the tunnel. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005
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(portimperial9) Looking across the busway to the Port Imperial LR station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial10) A "Port Imperial Ferry" station sign. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial11) Looking across a plaza at the entrance to the Port Imperial Station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 29 October, 2005 (portimperial12) NJ LRV #2045B bound for West Side Avenue leaves Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 February, 2006
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(portimperial13) NJ LRV #2045B at the back of a two car West Side Avenue-bound train leave Port Imperial Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 February, 2006 (portimperial14) Looking down the small island platform at Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 February, 2006 (portimperial15) Looking down the southbound track and platform at Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 February, 2006 (portimperial16) NJ LRV #2042A and a 2 car Tonnelle Avenue-bound train approach Port Imperial. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 February, 2006
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