The HBLR Route 440 Extension Project


The HBLR Route 440 Extension Project will expand the HBLR West Side Avenue branch. The approximately 3,700-foot route extension will include one new station west of the state highway, supporting Jersey City’s planned development on the Hackensack waterfront. The project has moved from the environmental studies phase to preliminary engineering.

Why is this project important?

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Jersey City, NJ is planning for substantial redevelopment and growth at its western edge, along the Hackensack River, with a mix of new residential, commercial, and institutional uses on former industrial sites. Major projects planned in the area include the new West Campus of New Jersey City University (on the east side of Route 440) and proposed improvements to Route 440 itself. The success of this redevelopment depends on improved transit service to the area, as well as connectivity with the eastern portions of Jersey City.

When the HBLR was in its planning stages, service to the western waterfront area of Jersey City (near Route 440) was considered. Projected to add 4,000 passenger trips each day, the HBLR Route 440 Extension Project will connect residents to planned economic opportunities, continuing to make light rail a vital asset for the community.

PROJECT STATUS


The project to extend the NJ TRANSIT Hudson Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) system is currently in the Preliminary Engineering phase. Field work is underway, including geotechnical borings, used to evaluate subsurface conditions in the project area.
 

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