People tend to check in during these times:
Amtrak, NJ Transit Rail, and Newark Light Rail
There's almost absolutely no way of getting in and out of here without being asked for change. If you're too kind-hearted, walk fast & "don't speak English."
It smells bad and when you get in all you see is ppl sleeping every where mind you they're not waiting for the train, they are just homeless
But ur tickets w ur smartphone online when u get on train, save the extra $5 they charge for selling them to u, but don't activate til conductor gets to you!
Buy your tickets online on the NJTRANSIT site but don't activate until conductor gets to you!!
Nothing good. Homeless shelter.
My mother said that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
Go catch the train... Leave the place ASAP!
Gross! Don't touch anything! Ppl spit on the platform and smoke. How do you place "no smoking" sign and ppl still smoke? Ppl are nasty and low class disgusting get with the program NJT!
The Gateway Center is a must-see ;)
Well organised, good food and sometimes even the trains run on time.
Sketchy homeless people and beggars lingering about. Donate at your own risk. The liquor store is sometimes a godsend, sometimes a potential explanation of the crazy you'll see. Enjoy!
The signage can be misleading, so you might end up on the wrong side of the street. Take a few minutes to look over the station map.
Try not to use the bathroom if you don't have to...unless you just want to mingle and meet new people :)
A bit outdated, but a very serviceable station. Waiting area smells a bit. I recommend going to the Gateway Center to kill some time.
Don't get confused with NY Penn Stn
Nj transit always busy!! And on time 👌❤️
Quickest route to NY
This station exists only to confuse tourists traveling between New York Penn Station and Newark airport.
If you've got more than a few minutes to kill, avoid the waiting area and take the bridge to the Market Grill in the Hilton. Bonus: clean bathrooms.
Best way to EWR Newark Liberty Airport
Busy place. Not the most fun place to hang out, but serves as a suitable transit station.
Could certainly use some freshening and better signage
The cab drivers will try and rip you off.... Take Uber instead.
There's a mcdonalds and a bar... Watch your valuables!
Reading the tips of Newark Penn is one of my favorite past times! Frivolity city!!'
it's not too often that i find myself being the minority.
Wave a crisp $100 bill in the air and yell for change to add some fun to your evening.
The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag. Get some and enjoy the tips while you wait for your train.
NJ transit trains have power outlets behind the seats immediately next to the stair case (only one side of the aisle), and below one of the corner seats in the in-between handicap seating areas.
Worst cell signals in the world and unless you wanna sit w hobos, the only place to sit is McDonald's (where there are also hobos). Only good thing is the hilarious guys at the amtrak ticket stand
Smells like piss! I'd hold my bags and kept a sharp eye out on your personal belongings! Oh..... And if u dare take a nap! Keep one eye open 😜 lol just saying.
Give the homeless people something you will feel good at the end of the day
All the freaks of the world unite in the waiting area.
I still think that I am lucky. It didn't become easy to come here.
The main lobby of Newark Penn Station: the stinkiest place on earth.
DONT GET STUCK HERE.
That popcorn smell is divine.
When boarding the train, don't forget to mind the gap!
If you find yourself with over 30 minute wait for a train after 7pm- head over to the market restaurant by the Hilton. Decent food, bar and you can park there for a bit.
Keep an eye on the monitors for track information. Sometimes trains change tracks <5 minutes before they arrive.
Beware of the bums
I did so much travelling through here going from photo shoots to writing sessions to performances and appearances. My fave place to eat here is the pizza shop near Track 1. Check the popcorn guy out!
It really smells like pee in the homeless shelter, ehhh what? I mean the waiting area
Get cash and before you arrive, buy some popcorn, then hide out in the (cash only) Blue Comet bar.
My home town
Too many dooch bags! Stay safe!
A very highly heated home for the homeless. Great for the less fortunate not so great for the traveler.
You can ship your bike and other parcels from here via Amtrak Express. No shipments from Penn Station!
If you're pretty, and you have to wait for a ride in the lobby, put a bag over your head to avoid catcalls from the countless bums.