Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link
Line length8.8 mi (14.2 km)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
Concept map of Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link, based on preliminary NJ Transit reports. The green line is the completed MOS-1, the blue line is MOS-2, and the red line is Union County Light Rail.

The Newark–Elizabeth Rail Link (NERL) is a New Jersey Transit proposed 8.8-mile (14.2 km)-long light rail line in New Jersey, which would connect the downtown areas of Newark and Elizabeth with Newark Liberty International Airport. The construction of the project was being planned in stages, or "minimum operable segments" (MOS).

The first minimum operable segment (MOS-1) opened to the public on July 17, 2006, as the Newark Light Rail Broad Street Line, connecting Broad Street Station and Penn Station in Newark.[1]

The second segment (MOS-2) would have connected Penn Station with the airport, while the third segment became known as the Union County Light Rail.

New Jersey Transit cited the project in its 2016 Capital Improvement Program without any specific allocation.[2]

Station listing


Liberty Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Service

The planned Liberty Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Service which include the Greater Newark go bus and the Union go bus expressway, will provide service along much of the route of the NERL.[3]


  1. ^ NJ TRANSIT Department of Capital Planning and Programs (August 2006). "New Jersey Transit: Newark City Subway (NCS) Extension to Newark Broad Street Station". NJ Transit. Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2015-09-07.
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  3. ^ "Liberty Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Service". NJDOT. Retrieved 2012-03-03.