This 1915 photo from the George Conrad Collection shows the construction of the Washington Street end of the Cedar Street Subway, which brought streetcars to the lower level of the Public Service Building. 

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An inbound cars takes the two-block tunnel to the lower level while an outbound car picks up a passenger.  Lines exiting here took commuters to, among other places, Orange, South Orange, Irvington, Nutley, Springfield, Union and Jersey City.


Here's a car of the Paterson line exiting the Cedar Street Subway after modifications were made on the tunnel portal.   There were three signal towers in the terminal complex: one at the entrance to the Mulberry Street ramp, one in Upper Level Terminal and one at the Cedar Street Subway turnaround loop.


No photos can be found of the Cedar Street Subway's Broad Street Station, which was accessed from Kresge's department store, but a drawing of the time depicts it here.  Across the track an outbound platform was later added with access through McCrory's.   (Kresge's was a handy place to shop.  On the other side of the building were entrances to the other (City Subway) Broad Street Station.  This image is from the Al Mankoff Collection.


End of the line: Here's a 21 Orange car sitting in the Lower Level of the Public Service Terminal. 
 Eventually a short extension connected the terminal to the City Subway and the new Penn Station.

For more information on the Cedar Street Subway:
Joe Brennan's excellent Abandoned Stations article 
includes recent photos of the CSS.
Al Mankoff's comprehensive piece on the Public Service Building
and the Cedar Street Subway.

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