Newark City Subway
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
LRV #101A running outbound to Grove Street has left Orange Street Station and is now running along Branch Brook Park
Looking down the simple island platform at Orange Street
LRV #116B running inbound to Union Station goes under I-280, to enter Orange Street
LRV #116B running inbound waits at the traffic light to cross Orange Street and platform
LRV #116B crosses Orange street and enters the station
LRV #116A running inbound leaves Orange Street
LRV #116A running inbound curves to leave Orange Street
Looking down the end of the island platform at Orange Street, after the canopy ends
LRV #118A running outbound enters Orange Street
LRV #118B waits at the level-crossing before leaving Orange Street
Outbound LRV #118B leaves Orange Street
Inbound LRV #108A goes under the I-280 underpass to enter Orange Street
Inbound LRV #108A enters Orange Street
LRV #115 stops at Orange Street
Signs about the history of the station
The ends of the modern canopies say City Subway
Branch Brook Park side of the platform
Last Updated: 7 November, 2013
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