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New York Region Transit > Newark > Light Rail

Newark Penn Station

Year Opened 1935 Transfers NJ Transit Commuter Rail, Amtrak, NJ Transit bus
Street Location Under Penn Station Park-n-Ride No
Platform Layout 3 island platforms (2 in service,1 arrival, 1 departure), 2 side platforms (1 or 2 in service?) Right-of-Way Subway
# of Tracks 5 tracks, 2 arrival, 2 departure, 1 not in service Former Name(s)  
Points of Interest Penn Station is the southern terminal of the line. There are two platforms to unload trains, and two to load trains. During the PCC era, this station also served as the main shops and yards for the line. The two lines of the Light rail system converge here. Ther original Newark City Subway line, and the newer line to Broad Station Station. The New line uses the former subway "exits" for the Cedar St Subway. just beyond the station. Some Grove Street trains thru route with Broad St trains...
LRV at Penn StationLRV arriving at the outbound platform at Penn Station. (8/27/01) LRVLRV entering the Penn Station platform. (8/27/01)
njt-lr-ewr-072402-16.jpg (510513 bytes)This train just unloaded passengers at Penn Station ready to take the loop. (7/24/02) LRV Penn stationLRV discharging passengers at Newark Penn Station. (8/27/01)
njt-lr-ewr082701-11.jpg (306020 bytes)LRV leaving the inbound platform at Penn heading into the loop to return outbound. (8/27/01) njt-lr-ewr-072402-03.jpg (359937 bytes)The outbound platform at Penn Station is now an island so two tracks can easily be used for trains. (7/24/02)
njt-nwk_02.jpg (46154 bytes)Two trolley cars at the arrival platform underneath Newark Penn Station (3/97) njt-lr-ewr02.jpg (29602 bytes)Car seen boarding at Penn Station Newark. All cars go to Franklin Ave. (3/97)
njt-lr-ewr01.jpg (44018 bytes)Car on the inbound side at Penn Station waiting to go around the loop to head outbound. (3/97) njt-lr-ewr082401-61.jpg (50622 bytes)WPA tile work on the wall. (8/01)
njt-lr-ewr082401-62.jpg (53359 bytes)Unloading platform. (8/01) njt-lr-ewr082401-04.jpg (52726 bytes)Artwork on the mezzanine of an old ticket booth and commuter. (8/01)
Inbound train arriving. (10/18/06) Station entrance from concourse. (10/18/06)
The outbound platforms (9/4/08) Inbound train (9/4/08)

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