Weehawken Terminal

Weehawken Terminal

Weehawken Terminal

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Weehawken Terminal was the waterfront intermodal terminal on the North River in Weehawken, New Jersey for the New York Central Railroad's West Shore Railroad division. It opened in 1884 and closed in 1959. The complex contained five ferry slips, sixteen passenger train tracks, car float facilities, and extensive yards. The facility was also used by the New York, Ontario and Western Railway.

Weehawken Ferry

A patent for a ferry route from Weehawken to Manhattan was first granted by Governor of New York Richard Coote in 1700. It was a sail and row service later superseded by steamboat service, notably at Hoboken in 1834. It was purchased by the New Jersey Midland Railway in 1871. From 1913 until the 1927 opening of the Holland Tunnel, it was a component of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway in the United States, which began at Times Square, crossed the river, and travelled up Hudson Palisades along Pershing Road. In addition to 42nd Street, boats also travelled to Cortland Street. The Weehawken was the last ferry to the West Shore Terminal on March 25, 1959 at 1:10 am, ending 259 years of continuous ferry service.

Railroad Lines

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