Date: 4/15/1971 Road #:
Location: Jersey City, NJ more... Builder/Model:  

Turnstiles leading to the platforms


By: John on 4/14/2014
This battery of turnstiles was located at the far southeastern end of the old PATH concourse; one you pushed through the doors, enclosed stairways to the left and to the right brought you down to platform level. Here, one could board trains bound for Lower Manhattan, making stops at Grove-Henderson (Grove St. today), Exchange Place, and finally, Hudson Terminal.

Uptown trains to 33rd St. also stopped at Pavonia Avenue ("Erie" station until 1958, and, many years later, "Pavonia-Newport") Connections to the Erie-Lackawanna could be made at Hoboken; at both Hudson Terminal and 33rd st., connections were also available to various New York subway lines. The old light fixtures, with incandescent bulbs mounted at an angle (i called them "bulb clusters"), were commonplace fixtures at this and other former H&M stations until being replaced in later years with modern florescent lighting.

Not long after this photo was snapped, the old Journal Square Station was torn down, to make way for the present transportation center, which opened in 1974. I have many childhood memories of this now-gone facility. It sure was a lot of fun to visit and explore while it lasted. Interestingly, the 30 cent fare, established when PATH took over the H&M in 1962, remained fixed until the early 1980's.

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