• Penn Station Newark

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Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

Moderators: lensovet, Kaback9, nick11a

  by R&DB
 
We are planning a rail trip for next year from Pt. Pleasant to Atlanta. Our question is navigating and the transfer from the North Jersey Coast Line to Amtrak. Does anyone here know where we can find a floor plan of the station? Also we are seniors and have trouble with stairs, so elevators will be needed.
  by Ken W2KB
 
R&DB wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:44 pm We are planning a rail trip for next year from Pt. Pleasant to Atlanta. Our question is navigating and the transfer from the North Jersey Coast Line to Amtrak. Does anyone here know where we can find a floor plan of the station? Also we are seniors and have trouble with stairs, so elevators will be needed.
Go to Google Maps, search for Newark, NJ Penn Station, and zoom in on the station. There is a simple diagram with tracks by number and icons showing escalators and elevators.
  by ExCon90
 
Trains from the Coast normally arrive on Track 1, sometimes 2; Amtrak to the south and west leaves from 3 and 4. Connecting with the Crescent, at midday, shouldn't be hectic.
  by lensovet
 
For many years I wished for this information to be available online but it wasn't. Thankfully a year or so ago, it finally showed up on the redesigned site.

Direct link here: https://d2g63oyneaimm8.cloudfront.net/s ... ectory.pdf

To find it yourself, on the home page, hold your mouse over "Maps" in the main navigation menu across the top, then choose Newark Penn Station from the list.
  by R&DB
 
Thanks Paul. I haven't been in that station since about 1971 and then (1967-1971) only to change to PATH from CNJ or PRR. Cross platform transfers.
  by jamesinclair
 
Every track has elevator and escalator (up only) access, it is an easy station to navigate.
  by FANWOODGUY
 
Having recently made the transfer from NJT to Amtrak at this station be forewarned, you cannot sit and wait for a train in the waiting area due to Covid restrictions, the pan handlers are out in force, totally ignored by local, Amtrak and NJT law enforcement, expect to be harassed on a continuous basis. Also be aware the restrooms at Newark Penn are slightly better than outhouses. The station continues to deteriorate in my opinion and should be avoided if at all possible.