Newark City SubwayThe Newark City Subway in Newark, New Jersey is operated by New Jersey Transit. It is 4.3 miles long, and is actually a nunderground trolley car line which goes aboveground away from downtown (this is known as "subway-surface", or "subsurface"). The Newark City Subway is also known as the #7 line.
The line was built 1935-37 and originally operated by the Public Service Company. NJ Transit took over in 1980. For many years, 1946-49 St. Louis-built PCC cars were running on the route. In 2001, new light rail cars built by Kinki-Sharyo in Japan in 1999 replaced the PCCs. The PCCs are currently stored in the Newark City Subway shop, where they may go to museums or possibly, the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
In 2002, the Newark City Subway was extended to the suburbs of Belleville and Nutley.
The fare is $1. Passengers must buy tickets before boarding (previously, cash fares were paid on board).