Elm Park

The Port Richmond viaduct ends just to the Eest of Treadwell Avenue, with the ROW proceding on an embankment to the Bayonne Bridge, where it descends into and open cut. A single track seems to be intact from here on west with some derelict vestigial station facilities and platforms, although the cut is heavily overgrown. Street bridges over the ROW have been maintained and this is likely the least expensive stretch of ROW to restore. This is also the area that will receive the greatest commuting time reductions on the line. If the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBRL) line is extended into Staten Island, the Elm Park station, just under the approach to the Bayonne Bridge on Hwy. 440, would presumably be a transfer point between the two lines.

The remnants of the Elm Park station sit under the Bayonne Bridge just to the east of Morningstar Road. They are some of the better-preserved and more visible of the NSRR station ruins.

There is a pedestrian bridge over the ROW just to the east of the Elm Park station that gives a good view of the ROW in this area. The surrounding neighborhood is a mildly-decayed old working-class neighborhood and includes Port Richmond High School. Perhaps a good target for gentrification associated with a new rail line.

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Eastbound platform
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Platforms under the bridge
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Eastbound platform
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Station canopies
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West end of eastbound platform
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West end of eastbound platform
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Elm Park station viewed from the Southeast
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Breech in eastbound platform
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East end of eastbound platform
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ROW headed east under the Bayonne Bridge
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Westbound platform
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Watery ROW headed west from Elm Park
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Densely-packed houses on Innis Street
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Innis Street leading to pedestrian bridge
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Pedestrian bridge
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ROW under the pedestrian bridge
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ROW looking west to Elm Park station
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ROW looking west to Elm Park station
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Overgrown ROW east of pedestrian bridge
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Overgrown retaining wall on south side of ROW
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Northbound John Street dead end into ROW
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Overgrown eastbound tracks passing John Street
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Retaining wall
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Discarded shower enclosure?
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Boarded-up houses on John Street north of ROW
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Old and new residences on Morningstar Road
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Lasalle Street headed north to the east of the Bridge

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