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Weekawken Tunnel: Bergenline Avenue Station
All photos and information are by and courtesy of John Pappas on an inspection tour of the tunnel on October 22, 2004

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail currently has an extension that is currently under construction. The extension will extend the currently short Lincoln Harbor Shuttle, up along the Hudson River north to a new Port Imperial station, the line will then curve east and enter the Weehawken Tunnel under Union City with a new Bergenline Avenue Station in the middle. This station will be located in the middle of the tunnel at 160 feet below the surface. There are to be three high speed elevators and stairway access, which is required for emergencies. There is also a fan system to take care of any smoke problem. It might allow for the eventual operation of diesel MUs...although I think this will never happen. After leaving the tunnel in North Bergen the last stop will be Tonnelle Avenue.
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(weet1) The Bergenline Avenue Station access shaft and elevator bases
weet1 (weet2) The Bergenline Avenue Station access shaft.
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(weet3) Looking down the Eastbound track way at the Bergenline Avenue Station, the station will be an island platform in the middle of the single two track tunnel.
weet4 (weet4) The west end of the Bergenline Avenue Station, notice the access shaft above.
weet5 (weet5) The Western, North Bergen Tunnel Portal of the Weehawken Tunnel. Notice that the tunnel is built into a large hill.
weet6 (weet6) The Eastern River end Portal of the Weehawken Tunnel. Notice that the tunnel is built into a large rock cliff.
weet7 (weet7) Looking down Weehawken Tunnel, on the west (North Bergen End), Looking east.

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