New Jersey Transit

HBLR Public Hearing Notice


Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority will be performing necessary sewer repair work beginning on or about June 1, 2019. As a result, NJ TRANSIT will be required to temporarily discontinue service on a section of the West Side Avenue branch of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Jersey City. The three stations that will be temporarily closed for the duration of the project:

  • West Side Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Drive
  • Garfield Avenue

Light rail service will be suspended for approximately nine months along this route. Emergency repair work is scheduled to end on or about March 1, 2020.

Substitute bus service will be provided to accommodate customers for express travel from each of the three stations (West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue) directly to the Liberty State Park Station, where customers can connect to regular HBLR service. Shuttle buses will also provide local service between each of the three stations. The West Side Avenue Park and Ride will remain open during the station closure. When the project begins, NJ TRANSIT customer service representatives will be on location to assist customers.

Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) is repairing a sewer pipe that runs directly underneath the light rail tracks. It will take NJ TRANSIT at least two months to decommission the section of the West Side Avenue light rail line, removing wire, shutting off electricity and removing track before JCMUA will have access to the worksite.

NJ TRANSIT will conduct public hearings to receive public comment on the proposed service disruption along the West Side Avenue branch of the HBLR. There will be two opportunities for public comment on Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

The public hearings will be held:

Date:   Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time:   2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:   New Jersey City University
Gilligan Student Union Building
(Culver Avenue entrance)
Multi-Purpose Room B
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597

To read the full notice on the public hearings click here.

Submit your comments for the public record by clicking here.

NJ TRANSIT is working closely with Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority to ensure the project remains on schedule and eliminate as much disruption as possible to our customers and the surrounding neighborhood.