NJ TRANSIT is making improvements to Newark Broad Street Station to make the station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Newark Broad Street Station was constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W) between 1901-1903. It is one of New Jersey's premier historic railroad facilities and is listed on State and National Registers of Historic Places. Broad Street Station is also an ADA key station (see "Rail System Improvements" section for more information on commuter rail accessibility and key stations).
In addition to being a travel destination, Newark Broad Street Station serves as a major transfer facility. The station is the last point for passengers to transfer from Hoboken-bound trains to New York-Bound MidTOWN Direct service. More than 950 trains serve the station every week from three branches of the Morris and Essex Lines. At Newark, riders can make connections to 15 bus routes.
Improvements at Newark Broad Street Station include the construction of a new center island high-level platform and shelters, the construction of a new eastbound high-level platform, the reconstruction of the Martin Luther King, University Avenue and Broad Street railroad bridges, the installation of new elevators and stairs, the installation of new restrooms and the rehabilitation of the main station building and passenger infrastructure.
Project opened for operation by the end of 2008.
Improvements at Newark Broad Street Station will make the station fully accessible for all passengers with disabilities.
NJ TRANSIT Department of Capital Planning and Programs