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September 3, 2004

NEWARK, NJ — Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) service will arrive in the Township of Weehawken Tuesday, September 7, as NJ TRANSIT opens three new stations — 2nd Street and 9th Street stations in Hoboken and Lincoln Harbor Station in Weehawken.

Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington will welcome the arrival of an inaugural light rail vehicle Tuesday carrying a host of dignitaries including U.S. Congressman Robert Menendez, Speaker Albio Sires, State Senator Bernard Kenny and Hoboken Mayor David Roberts.

Revenue service from Weehawken to Hoboken Terminal will begin after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The three new stations are part of HBLR’s second segment that will eventually extend the HBLR system by 6.1 miles.

  • WHO: U.S. Congressman Bob Menendez, State Senator Bernard Kenny, State Senator Joseph Doria, Speaker Albio Sires, Assemblyman Brian Stack, Assemblyman Tony Chiappone, County Executive Tom DeGise, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Hoboken Mayor David Roberts and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director George D. Warrington

  • WHAT: Opening Ceremony for HBLR service to 2nd St., 9th St. and Lincoln Harbor

  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 10:45 a.m.

  • WHERE: Lincoln Harbor Station, 1117 Waterfront Terrace, Weehawken

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the media are invited to ride to the event aboard the inaugural HBLR vehicle, which will depart Hoboken Terminal at 10:30 a.m.