Newark City Subway
Orange Street
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Orange Street is the location of the original only grade crossing on the Newark City Subway. Just north of the station trains cross Orange Street at a grade just before they go over the open-cut used by the Lackawanna Main Line (NJT's Morristown Line, Gladstone Branch, and Montclair-Boonton Lines) and then under I-280. The station currently has a single island platform that is ADA compliant and opened on August 27, 2001, the day the PPC completely replaced with the new modern LRVs. The PPCs were single ended and only had right had doors and stopped at smaller side platforms at the grade crossing. This modern island platform begins at the grade crossing and runs south. It starts with a gradual ramp up to the level boarding level before that is covered by a trying to look retro green canopy that extends to cover half the platform (with two TVMs just beyond the beginning of the platform). The southern end of the platform is left exposed to the elements. All signage is trying to look retro and green, like those at the stations on the 2002 Bloomfield Aveune extension.
Photos 1-13 on 4 February, 2006, 14-23: 24 January, 2012

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LRV #101A running outbound to Grove Street has left Orange Street Station and is now running along Branch Brook Park
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Looking down the simple island platform at Orange Street
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LRV #116B running inbound to Union Station goes under I-280, to enter Orange Street
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LRV #116B running inbound waits at the traffic light to cross Orange Street and platform
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LRV #116B crosses Orange street and enters the station
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LRV #116A running inbound leaves Orange Street
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LRV #116A running inbound curves to leave Orange Street
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Looking down the end of the island platform at Orange Street, after the canopy ends
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LRV #118A running outbound enters Orange Street
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LRV #118B waits at the level-crossing before leaving Orange Street
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Outbound LRV #118B leaves Orange Street
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Inbound LRV #108A goes under the I-280 underpass to enter Orange Street
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Inbound LRV #108A enters Orange Street
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LRV #115 stops at Orange Street
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Signs about the history of the station
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More information
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The ends of the modern canopies say City Subway
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Branch Brook Park side of the platform
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