BAYONNE - New Jersey Transit Executive Director James Weinstein joined local, state and federal officials this morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reopen the Eighth Street Station in Bayonne.

The first train pulled into the station around 11 a.m. today.

The station also marks the start of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service along a 1-mile extension south of its previous southern end at 22nd Street.

The line extends from downtown Bayonne and Jersey City into Hoboken, Weehawken and Union City.