Newark Broad Street Station

Newark Broad Street Station, constructed between 1901-1903, is New Jersey’s premier historic railroad facilities and is listed on State and National Registers of Historic Places. 

In addition to being a travel destination in its own right, Newark Broad Street Station serves as a major transfer facility, and is an ADA key station.  It is the last point for passengers to transfer from Hoboken-bound trains to New York-bound MIDtown Direct service. Over 950 trains serve the station every week from three branches of the Morris and Essex Lines. At Newark, riders can make connections to fifteen bus routes.

Improvements at Newark Broad Street Station include the construction of a new center island high-level platform and shelter, 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.

VDA was the vertical transportation consultant on the Systra team and provided services for the installation of two (2) new hydraulic elevators—a 3-stop elevator serves the Ground level with front opening doors, and the Mezzanine and East bound platform levels with rear opening doors.  There is also a 2-stop elevator that serves the mezzanine and West platform levels with front opening doors.  The project was completed in 2006.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Systra Consulting, Inc.

Project Type

Historic/Landmark, Transportation

Equipment Type



Newark, NJ

Completion Year