Newark Penn Station

Newark Penn Station

Train Station
Newark Central Business District, Newark
  • Kevin C.
    "The Amtrak Keystone train doesn't have a bar car (or Cafe)"(12 Tips)
    George H.
    "NJ Transit connection plans are unrealistic during rush hour crowds."(10 Tips)
    Robert A.
    "Zaro's has the #best #coffee !"(5 Tips)
    "The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag."(23 Tips)
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  • Robert A.
    Robert AlvarezSeptember 10, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Zaro's has the #best #coffee !
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerAugust 7, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    If you take the Raritan Valley Line, get comfortable. You are in for a wait.
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 23, 2017
    women's bathroom was horrendous
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsJuly 8, 2017
    In and out.
  • lino b.
    lino brescia™February 1, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Seen better days. Works for what it does tho
  • Jeannette L.
    Jeannette L.December 2, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Lots of transit options - NJ Transit Trains & Buses, Amtrak, PATH, Greyhound, Taxis, and Uber picks up here also. Busy station!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniAugust 21, 2016
    Everyone hates you here.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾August 12, 2016
    Lots of NJ Transit connections here.
  • Edwin T.
    Edwin ToureJuly 19, 2016
    Make a stop at Dunkin'Donuts lol #Mederry #NJIamHere #ThankYouSoMuchJesus
  • Jerod j.
    Jerod josephApril 26, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    If you ever feel nostalgic about NYC circa 1973, take a swing by the McDonalds at Penn Station, Newark. Vagrants, pan handlers, doped out beatniks passing out in the stalls. Beautiful.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MusgraveFebruary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegans: some clearly marked options in Chickpea
  • Jerod j.
    Jerod josephJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Newark Penn station is a wonderful place if you enjoy surly service, bad food, bland architecture and a steady stream of vagrants soliciting money from travelers.
  • Desiree R.
    Desiree RoseAugust 9, 2015
    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."
  • Mayerlyn D.
    Mayerlyn DiazMarch 20, 2015
    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
  • Letty R.
    Letty RodriguezMarch 10, 2015
    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!
  • Letty R.
    Letty RodriguezMarch 10, 2015
    Buy your tickets online on the NJTRANSIT site but don't activate until conductor gets to you!!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RudowskiFebruary 14, 2015
    Nothing good. Homeless shelter.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChaseFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My mother said that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
  • Nalina S.
    Nalina SelvanathanFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Go catch the train... Leave the place ASAP!
  • Jonathon 🌎 A.
    Jonathon 🌎 Alencar ✈️January 29, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardJanuary 26, 2015
    The Gateway Center is a must-see ;)
  • Magnus J.
    Magnus JernJanuary 19, 2015
    Well organised, good food and sometimes even the trains run on time.
  • Emu M.
    Emu MillerJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PearsonNovember 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try not to use the bathroom if you don't have to...unless you just want to mingle and meet new people :)
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    A bit outdated, but a very serviceable station. Waiting area smells a bit. I recommend going to the Gateway Center to kill some time.
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonNovember 6, 2014
    Don't get confused with NY Penn Stn
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nj transit always busy!! And on time 👌❤️
  • Queen K.
    Queen KimaOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quickest route to NY
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HartwigOctober 10, 2014
    This station exists only to confuse tourists traveling between New York Penn Station and Newark airport.
  • Angel 9.
    Angel 9September 23, 2014
    Best way to EWR Newark Liberty Airport
  • Ben L.
    Ben LohmannSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Busy place. Not the most fun place to hang out, but serves as a suitable transit station.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffSeptember 16, 2014
    Could certainly use some freshening and better signage
  • Brett B.
    Brett BertolinoJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cab drivers will try and rip you off.... Take Uber instead.
  • Doug A.
    Doug AJune 30, 2014
    There's a mcdonalds and a bar... Watch your valuables!
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞June 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Reading the tips of Newark Penn is one of my favorite past times! Frivolity city!!'
  • Nick G.
    Nick GaroMay 27, 2014
    it's not too often that i find myself being the minority.
  • Vinnie M.
    Vinnie MaffeaMay 11, 2014
    Wave a crisp $100 bill in the air and yell for change to add some fun to your evening.
  • Nikki
    NikkiMay 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The popcorn is delicious, freshly popped, and only $1.50 per bag. Get some and enjoy the tips while you wait for your train.
  • Maria K.
    Maria KolakowskaApril 18, 2014
    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.
  • Jonathon 🌎 A.
    Jonathon 🌎 Alencar ✈️March 23, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • aalam h.
    aalam hammuwdMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Give the homeless people something you will feel good at the end of the day
  • Nikita G.
    Nikita GargMarch 19, 2014
    All the freaks of the world unite in the waiting area.
  • Murat C.
    Murat CkMarch 8, 2014
    I still think that I am lucky. It didn't become easy to come here.
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞February 21, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The main lobby of Newark Penn Station: the stinkiest place on earth.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 19, 2014
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerJanuary 17, 2014
    That popcorn smell is divine.
  • Kimberley S.
    Kimberley SunchukJanuary 14, 2014
    When boarding the train, don't forget to mind the gap!
  • Sigalle B.
    Sigalle BarnessJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney ShannonDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Keep an eye on the monitors for track information. Sometimes trains change tracks <5 minutes before they arrive.
  • David H.
    David HarrisDecember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of the bums
  • ThaGATANegrra: [REDACTED]
    ThaGATANegrra: [REDACTED]December 19, 2013
    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!
  • Hans N.
    Hans NoordhuisDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    It really smells like pee in the homeless shelter, ehhh what? I mean the waiting area
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorDecember 12, 2013
    Get cash and before you arrive, buy some popcorn, then hide out in the (cash only) Blue Comet bar.
  • King Saji S.
    King Saji S19December 10, 2013
    My home town
  • Joycelyn
    JoycelynNovember 18, 2013
    Too many dooch bags! Stay safe!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RiesNovember 4, 2013
    A very highly heated home for the homeless. Great for the less fortunate not so great for the traveler.
  • Juan M.
    Juan MonroyOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can ship your bike and other parcels from here via Amtrak Express. No shipments from Penn Station!
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VelazquezOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Elena H.
    Elena HOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Popcorn and a liquor store!! It sure beats getting stuck in Wilmington.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FinlayOctober 2, 2013
    Crazy steep ramps! Don't wear/change out of your heels!
  • George H.
    George HyrosOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    NJ Transit connection plans are unrealistic during rush hour crowds. Plan for having to wait for the next train.
  • Lorraine E.
    Lorraine EafordSeptember 28, 2013
    Are u kidding me...the lines the homeless people come up with to get money...smh
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞September 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    When walking through main waiting area, hold your nose at all times.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BivonaSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Cops on Segways? Really?
  • Aston O.
    Aston OgleSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get earplugs to.combat homeless beggars
  • Sheri L.
    Sheri LynnAugust 27, 2013
    A totally unorganized mess if your not familiar with the station. If possible pack light, it was tough dragging luggage thru the terminal, upstairs and to tracks!
  • Arseny L.
    Arseny LebedevAugust 23, 2013
    When the world ends, it will resemble this place. Minus the popcorn.
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FergusonAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Busiest train station in New Jersey . Check our Zarie downstairs for some quick food of you missed lunch
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney ButzkoAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretend you have Tourette's Syndrome and no one will bother you!!
  • Augie R.
    Augie RayAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    To get to Prudential at Broad St, walk through the Gateway Center (and then two blocks down Clinton St for a total stroll of around a half mile) or take the subway/light rail to Military Park.
  • kevin g.
    kevin gAugust 10, 2013
    If you're on the train to Manhattan, make sure you notice this is New-ARK Penn station, not NY Penn station. Wait a more stops and you'll be where you want to be.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KlapperAugust 2, 2013
    Board a train and go somewhere else.
  • Ana N.
    Ana N.July 30, 2013
    Going to Rutgers? Take the Newark Light Rail (towards Grove Street) to Washington Street to get to RU Newark. $1.50 versus a $10 taxi ride.
  • B W.
    B WoodsJuly 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Whatever you do... NEVER take a train headed to NY from Track 2 unless it's an AMTRAK train. You will sit on the NJTRANSIT train for 30 mins longer no matter day or time
  • DoWriteMan
    DoWriteManJuly 25, 2013
    Stop by Zaro'a Bakery for fresh pastry. Biscotti wonderful.
  • S N.
    S NairJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you see "All Aboard" signs and no train on the platform, chances are, the train crew forgot to turn OFF the train's stealth mode. Do not attempt to board the train till the stealth mode is OFF.
  • George R.
    George RemailyJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Two double cheeseburger special at McDonalds and the popcorn is that good. Plenty of officers in blue and other colors.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SolebelloJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Track location signs aren't the track numbers. Don't confuse them.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LevyJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's the Newark of train stations !
  • Dee J.
    Dee JayJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Too damn crowded. They need more ticket machines!
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BernardJune 30, 2013
    You can not understand anything being announced when at platform level with all the echoing and competing PATH announcements. You're better off just reading the monitors/signs. Good luck...
  • Errol V.
    Errol VillasantaJune 27, 2013
    Make sure to know the difference between the PATH train and the NLJ train o.O
  • Marvin W.
    Marvin WashingtonJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch your bags and there is a slight smell of over night stays.
  • William S.
    William SpencerJune 8, 2013
    Plenty of police present. Good!
  • Kate B.
    Kate B.June 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a great place to be a pretty young woman. Or an ugly young woman. Or any woman at all. Basically, assume you will be incessantly harassed for the duration of your stay in this lovely public space.
  • Cindy G.
    Cindy GormanMay 22, 2013
    Really easy to figure out day 2. Fare share of visitors and sights. PATH is what we used and it worked for us! Clean and appeared to be business oriented. Only $2.50 each way.
  • RaJahn O.
    RaJahn OwensMay 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't like the station, and want to get out a.s.a.p. Then go to your train or bus stop, wait for you train or bus to show up and leave! No one on here cares about you bitching and moaning!!
  • Debbie T.
    Debbie ThompsonMay 16, 2013
    Always interesting in Track 1 bar
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamoranApril 20, 2013
    I love the design of this Station.
  • Holly M.
    Holly ManevalApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Reeks of homeless people and popcorn . Enter at your own risk
  • Meggie A.
    Meggie AntoniApril 11, 2013
    Watch out for homeless people!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PegoraroApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Exit on the east side and check out the Ironbound neighborhood. Get a sub at Hero King and a pastel de nata (custard pastry) at one of the Portuguese bakeries.
    Upvoted Nov 3, 2017
  • Erick B.
    Erick BastidaApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Homeless are the Mayor's
  • Salvatore F.
    Salvatore FranchinoApril 1, 2013
    All abandon hope, Ye who enter here.
  • Salman
    SalmanMarch 31, 2013
    This place has some mad shady characters walking around
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SolomonMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't fall onto the tracks
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LavoneMarch 27, 2013
    Catch NJ transit it's quicker to the city
  • Tom H.
    Tom H.March 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞March 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Greyhound waiting area is where funk and stink take up residence . Also the seating area near the Dunkin Donuts has sockets on top of it. You can charge your devices there while waiting.
  • Alyssa Lynne H.
    Once they started the repairs on the crumbling concrete on the platforms it only made the made mice inside the station worse
  • Frankie_G
    Frankie_GMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Path Train Always On Time
  • Tim M.
    Tim MooreMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When the cab lets you off at 1am in the front and you need the PATH, hitail your ass to the rear of the station before you get caught slippin' This is some BS!
  • Stu
    StuMarch 8, 2013
    Take a shower after you leave
  • Lane H.
    Lane HugheyMarch 4, 2013
    Bring sanitizer.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LearMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't want to walk up the escalator, stay to the right so others can get past.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RudaFebruary 27, 2013
    Stand back behind the yellow line.
  • Hans N.
    Hans NoordhuisFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This place is a nightmare. Seating for ticketed passengers only. I have a ticket but cannot sit anywhere; homeless people everywhere. I don't think they have tickets. Behind the DD pee smell
  • Naz M.
    Naz MFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow. The people that leave tips about the homeless act as if they asked here in this desperate state. Unless you're going to do something to help, kindly shut up!
  • Arrr V.
    Arrr VNDALFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The bartender @ the bar is super cute and nice
  • Dylan L.
    Dylan LupoJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    "Newark, New Jersey. Gem of the Passaic, Apple of New Jersey's eye, this is Newark, New Jersey!" -Best conductor ever
  • boland
    bolandJanuary 30, 2013
    Is this even need to be a tip? When traveling Amtrak, but coach and then find the cafe car and claim a table
  • Jia Jia
    Jia JiaJanuary 19, 2013
    Amtrak shipping is the cheapest in the nation. SF to NY for about $0.60 a pound.
  • Freddy W.
    Freddy WalleyJanuary 15, 2013
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff B.January 10, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Which is worse walking into the restroom, seeing a homeless guy washing his ass in the sink or the jerk in a nice clean suit standing behind him yelling for him to finish so he can wash his hands.
  • Keah A.
    Keah AdairJanuary 7, 2013
    Showing up 45 minutes early for your train is not always necessary.
  • Jamil M.
    Jamil ManganJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Stand clear of the closing doors
  • Mr B.
    Mr BoneJanuary 3, 2013
    In and out as quickly as possible. The sights, sounds and smells overwhelming
  • Prudence R.
    Prudence RunyanDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a continuous worlds fair of the human condition. It is somehow frozen in time. Half the people look like they could have been cast in "Autobiography of Malcolm X".
  • Michael B.
    Michael BoiseDecember 25, 2012
    dont offer anyone a donut if they ask in front of dunkin donuts because they wont even serve you if you do. homeless dunkin prevention.. ho ho ho...
  • In NYC
    In NYCDecember 23, 2012
    Philadelphia :). But at least somebody already created the check in!
  • nicole s.
    nicole sDecember 23, 2012
    Be very careful of your pocketbook. i was almost robbed here once. all i can say is it is rough...
  • Gentleman C.
    Gentleman CultureDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have time, stop and get your shoes shined and pick up a bottle of wine while you're there...
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
  • Kay D.
    Kay DoctoroftoysNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ahh the sweet smell of popcorn & piss.
  • Whit R.
    Whit RotheNovember 26, 2012
    Great architecture saddled by the drifters. Spend 5 minutes to read the tips though. Hilarious!
  • Tarun
    TarunNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Board on Market St. Side to avoid overcrowding platforms on the way to new york.
  • Nexibeth B.
    Nexibeth Bona féNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Yellow cabs can be a pain in the butt if you're trying to go local...
  • Jeffrey R.
    Jeffrey RossOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My worst nightmare. Missing my train by one second and stuck here for an hour. Some dimension of hell.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're looking to be eaten by someone on bath salts, you're in the right place.
  • Tom A.
    Tom Acox (@ThatTomAcox)October 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You're not in NEW YORK!
  • David C.
    David CleinOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Can we get free WiFi coz other stations provide it, and also a place to charge our phones laptops and IPads
  • Alison K.
    Alison K.October 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait at the Starbucks in gateway plaza. Safest place to be!
  • Seth R.
    Seth RutledgeOctober 8, 2012
    Enjoy pondering why the transit cops lovingly caress their submachine guns.
  • William C.
    William ChalmersOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    After leaving a train it will always be a mad rush getting down the stairs to the main entrance. Instead bypass all of the madness by taking market street or Raymond blvd exits.
  • Quis S.
    Quis ScottOctober 6, 2012
    A Bunch Of Crazies
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TamOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I jinxed myself with the last tip I left here. I have to actually leave the station now...
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TamOctober 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't leave the station if you don't have to...
  • Michael M.
    Michael MinutilloOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't let anyone carry your bags for you. Bums and junkies are faster then they look.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsSeptember 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Put headphones in, unless you want half a dozen crackheads begging you for drug money.
  • Nicole
    NicoleSeptember 21, 2012
    Don't jump on McDonalds coffee as soon as you walk in like I did...there's also a Dunkin for all DD fans out there!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LopezSeptember 20, 2012
    In the morning mostly all nyc trains stop at track 1 the path train is also on track 1.
  • Abigail Y.
    Abigail YarteySeptember 20, 2012
    the only outlets that work are the ones in the bathroom...newark eff ya life -_____-
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SilberstangAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    NJ Transit is way faster than the Path.
  • K. cappa W.
    K. cappa WayAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Some people haven't learned that you stay to the right on staircases. Teach them, the hard way.
  • TracyJ
    TracyJAugust 12, 2012
    PE 65000.....
  • Pernell W.
    Pernell W.August 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can we please do something about the smell in track 1A
  • Abhishek P.
    Abhishek PittiJuly 29, 2012
    Nasty place ! Very unsafe ! Worst commute place to hang !
  • Darren T.
    Darren ThompsonJuly 11, 2012
    The clocks on the PATH train are a little bit fast, plan accordingly.
  • Megan B.
    Megan BeckJuly 8, 2012
    Don't take the bolt bus! They are unorganized and inconsiderate.
  • K. cappa W.
    K. cappa WayJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ever since McDonalds went into renovation, the average weight of riders has dropped 16%. Follow @cappability on Twitter for more lulz.
  • Joey V.
    Joey VeraJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Now that your on your way to NYC come check us out @ Pacha NYC! & Rock Out with us & our Amazing Dj's! Hope to See YOU at the party ;) #JVLights let's gO!
  • Mich e.
    Mich elleJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    when leaving the train, please watch the gap.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HowaldJune 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    NJTransit: At least always on time enough for you to see your departing connection...
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BathaJune 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I always leave here smelling disgustingly of popcorn. Gross.
  • Edgardo L.
    Edgardo LaLindezJune 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Their is a man outside claims that he is stuck in Newark asking for money he does it almost every nite!
  • Hayden D.
    Hayden DunnJune 11, 2012
    Go to Moe's grill in the lobby! It's just like Chipotle!
  • Paul A.
    Paul AlonzoJune 3, 2012
    watch that big ass gap!
  • Jaime Ann R.
    Jaime Ann R.May 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is f'ing gross...GET OUT BEFORE YOU CATCH SOMETHING!
  • Janice M.
    Janice MatasiMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get ur tickets at the njtransit machine on the platform instead of the counter in order to avoid lines. Happy traveling!
  • Christina L.
    Christina LyonsMay 11, 2012
    Guy next to me is pissed bcuz he had to move over Oy what a loser!
  • Christina L.
    Christina LyonsMay 11, 2012
    Crowded train ugh!!
  • K. cappa W.
    K. cappa WayMay 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Keep your guard up in the bathroom. Hobos at every turn. Watch your nose too.
  • Lindsey D.
    Lindsey DMay 3, 2012
    Don't complain about the homeless people; just be grateful for what you have.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GagliardiApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NApril 14, 2012
    Love the crackheads! "Sir, I'm trying to get to DC and I lost my wallet" I say, "oh really? Get the f**k outta here,A**Hole "!
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BeattyApril 8, 2012
    Don't feed the animals!
  • Paulo H.
    Paulo HApril 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The hallway to Raymond Blvd near the Greyhound bus area smells like piss.
  • Marissa J.
    Marissa JonesApril 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Now, If they can only do something about the battered platforms, outdated waiting rooms, prison-like toilets, and drunken vagrants hobbling about.
  • Marissa J.
    Marissa JonesApril 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The announcer is computerized now and they play contemporary music through the loud speakers.
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞March 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Hold your nose when walking through the waiting area.
  • mike s.
    mike sotoMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a job and stop sitting outside the door waiting to hassle people
  • Michael M.
    Michael McKernanMarch 19, 2012
    Watch out for the guys looking for you to buy grinders.
  • Morah L.
    Morah LoveMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Its stink s so bad
  • Lito G.
    Lito GuevaraMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive early when their is a Devil's game because these hockey fanatics take all the seats!
  • Lito G.
    Lito GuevaraMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Turn headphones on high, avoid eye contact & pretend you don't speak English. And you will still be asking for change.
  • William T.
    William TollMarch 13, 2012
    Look out! They don't have any signs here. When will American train stations have signage like Europe?
  • Sean S.
    Sean SullivanMarch 8, 2012
    I would not want my wife to be here alone waiting for a late train. Seedy waiting area.
  • Chad R.
    Chad RiddickMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Every bum in Essex county is pan-handling here like its a job, get used to the question... Can you spare something for train fare, I'm trying to get home... Riight
  • Ed J.
    Ed JavaruskiMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains in/out of New York are now subject to 30-45 minute delays due to on-going overhead wire damage in one Hudson River Tunnel.Sent: 8:35 AM
  • Yonoris D.
    Yonoris DiazMarch 3, 2012
    Be very careful traveling late nights alone. This station is like the deps of hell. So much display of poverty, substance abuse, and mental health issues untreated. Yuck
  • BElise A.
    BElise AFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Usually a nice ride.....they need to have better non rush hour schedules
  • Amir D.
    Amir DiwaneFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place smells like popcorn with a hint of piss
  • Jamar B.
    Jamar BlueFebruary 25, 2012
    Don't give bums any change you might as well buy them a beer or a shot.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GahertyFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If u have time, 2 words - buttery popcorn
  • Nadine C.
    Nadine CharlsenFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice if they announced a track change before this old lady had to sprint past cops and up stairs to make the midnight train!
  • Aston O.
    Aston OgleFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bums take over this area late night and halls smell like bet is to keep it moving always!!!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CentenoFebruary 23, 2012
    Have your ride pick you up in the in front of the Hilton...alot less hectic
  • Kenny KASHIF W.
    Kenny KASHIF WilliamsFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If your going to use the mens proceed with caution. People sh*# in the urinals. #myGOD!
  • Fredo C.
    Fredo CerasoFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't get to Mos Eisley cantina no worries just spend an hour at Newark penn after 9pm.
  • Courtney W
    Courtney WFebruary 18, 2012
    Go to the other waiting room between tracks 3 & 4!
  • Cheryl Z.
    Cheryl Zawada-WitkowskiFebruary 16, 2012
    The popcorn from zaros is better same price 2x as much.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JamesFebruary 15, 2012
    RIP, Miss Whitney Houston, you are now back home where you can finally Rest. Condolences to your fans-!!!
  • Phyl P.
    Phyl PierreFebruary 6, 2012
    When the bums of Newark take over this will be their headquarters
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞January 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Why does it always stink in the main concourse?? Wait. Never mind. -_-
  • Michael
    MichaelJanuary 31, 2012
    More homeless people than passengers. Wow.
  • Zac V.
    Zac ValentineJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't step foot outside at night
  • Marian C.
    Marian CutlerJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sadly the beggars seem to be in never-ending supply here.
  • Cynthia M.
    Cynthia MunozJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Dunkin' Doughnuts is usually packed, but there's a Starbucks on the 2nd Floor! Follow the signs to "Gateway Ctr".
  • sunny l.
    sunny liciousJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay to the right if you are slower
  • Johany H.
    Johany HJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Just because the board and the announcements say it's your train don't believe it
  • Marissa J.
    Marissa JonesJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Chances are, to get to your nice little cul-de-sac in your quiet suburb in central Jersey, you have to go through here. Get your shots, wear protection and God speed.
  • Chrissy P.
    Chrissy PfeifferJanuary 18, 2012
    Watch out for the homeless women in the bathrooms!!!
  • Petey G.
    Petey GiordanoJanuary 15, 2012
    This place is a dump.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get out of here as quick as possible and watch your wallet!!!!
  • Johany H.
    Johany HJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't trust the departure vision board or the announcement. many times I have taken the wrong train for paying attention to them don't as a crew member either they will point you to the board
  • John R.
    John RarrickJanuary 9, 2012
    This place makes Penn Station look like The Ritz Carlton. Avoid eating.
  • Charlie
    CharlieJanuary 6, 2012
    Your best bet if you have time to kill is to buy cheapest thing at McDonald's and post up for as long as possible. Sort of a safe haven
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Just as gross in 2012
  • Alex M.
    Alex MasonJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I feel normal here
  • Emmanuel D.
    Emmanuel DornelasJanuary 2, 2012
    Do u have only carry on bagagges? Stay at the station 30 min before you train departs. Its time enough
  • JeweLz P.
    JeweLz PeachessDecember 31, 2011
    If your catching a bus and have luggage, shove that bad boy in the back and put it on yourself!
  • Charlie
    CharlieDecember 29, 2011
    You really don't want buffer time here. It's a pretty miserable place. The art deco design is the best part. Be aware of crackhead zombies.. they bite.
  • AnotherMexicanFromTexas
    AnotherMexicanFromTexasDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Can we do something about the obnoxious tips left by people who OBVIOUSLY have no clue what it is to have nothing...
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SchifferDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make lots of eye contact and brag about how many cigarettes you have.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SkyeDecember 25, 2011
    don't do bag check to here unless you never want to see it again.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CooperDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    On the double decker trains there are luggage racks above the seats on the top level, but not on the bottom.
  • Marcos M.
    Marcos MendesDecember 23, 2011
    This shithole smells like piss. Homeless people all over the place.
  • Jersey D.
    Jersey DemicDecember 22, 2011
    Follow @jerseydemic n have a safe trip
  • Rhashauna J.
    Its always a circus here!!!
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro SierraDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow..... They should really have a bed bug check here. Is it just me but no one seems clean
  • Ashraf
    AshrafDecember 16, 2011
    If you come back at night and walk out via the south exit, it is quite ghetto and not reccomended.
  • John Z.
    John ZuccheroDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    What a dump.
  • Pete K.
    Pete KellyDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't use the bathroom's in the morning, homeless use them as shower. Goodluck fighting for a sink to wash your hands.
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    just be safe after it get dark. lots of suspicious elements. bathrooms not safe for the young.
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredDecember 11, 2011
    Ride the Amtrak to NY instead of driving.
  • Krysta P.
    Krysta PiperDecember 3, 2011
    Stay humble and share change. Your life is golden compared to hundreds here
  • Raúl G.
    Raúl GDecember 2, 2011
    Do NOT stand on the left side of the escalator. Left side is for walking, right side is for being lazy and standing. Don't hold everyone else back just because you don't feel like mocing
  • Emily O.
    Emily O.November 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I hate this station. Why can't the rattan valley line go all the way to newyork?
  • Richard W.
    Richard WolfmanNovember 23, 2011
    If the popcorn tastes like it smells, it must taste like shit.
  • Cree
    CreeNovember 23, 2011
    Don't be Late.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KervernNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The bums here are extremly rude & disrespectfull
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RamonNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    but your ticket inside before waiting on the platform
  • William H.
    William HenryNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The building does not smell much better then the urinals.
  • Susannah G.
    Susannah Goya-PackNovember 21, 2011
    The Dunkin Donuts will sometimes have donut specials when they're closing, but don't count on them for late night food
  • Raúl G.
    Raúl GNovember 17, 2011
    Avoid the men's room at all costs.
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't touch anything!
  • Barak E.
    Barak EpsteinNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Anyone else wonder if the large salad at the cafe actually includes more lettuce?
  • Rik T.
    Rik ThomasNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Horrible place to spend time unless you love freakshows. Me I am good with it for about an hour.
  • Allison T.
    Allison TNovember 13, 2011
    Bounce on the seats on the train! Very springy!!
  • Allison T.
    Allison TNovember 13, 2011
    Throw things at the sleeping people awaiting their train!!
  • Trina S.
    Trina S. 💞November 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have to use the rest too-- hold it.
  • Lisa
    LisaNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come no more then 10 mins before your train. Not the safest area to be waiting. Druggies, drunks and beggars. Sad but can't help but to feel uneasy.
  • David E.
    David EhrlingerNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Surprisingly good pizza.
  • Mary S.
    Mary ShillueNovember 3, 2011
    I dropped my wallet in the so called scary waiting room and a nice lady pointed it out - about 10 feet behind me. Someone was about to trip over it.
  • Dustin R.
    Dustin RyenNovember 1, 2011
    Use a cab to get here... Its as cheap and way easier than train from newark airport
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SimpsonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SimpsonOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
  • Barak E.
    Barak EpsteinOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bathrooms can be scary
  • Vladimir B.
    Vladimir B.October 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay clear of the crackhead who has ashy elephant feet!
  • William H.
    William HenryOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pack heat. =)
  • Charles G.
    Charles GOctober 25, 2011
    The other tips here are accurate. Avoid Newark Penn if you can especially after dark.
  • C M.
    C MOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Gotta go gotta go
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The waiting benches are so comfy people fall asleep right in them!
  • Arys D.
    Arys DanielaOctober 22, 2011
    Newark has got to be the dirtiest city in NJ, Penn Station is no different.
  • Collectivus
    CollectivusOctober 20, 2011
    I dropped a Collectivus Seen My Thingie? Sign Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more
  • Tamiria T.
    Tamiria TateOctober 17, 2011
    Stay clear of all the drunk hockey fans! They get free passes to drink and drive in Newark
  • Vernon W.
    Vernon WellsOctober 15, 2011
    People are nice and helpful here!
  • Omar C.
    Omar ChambersOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There are seriously way to many weird ppl that come in and out of here lol
  • David P.
    David PalmerOctober 11, 2011
    Be compassionate others here are less fortunate.
  • Nancy D.
    Nancy DrewOctober 11, 2011
    Ignore the drama/beggars & how ghetto it is... just board the train and ESCAPE!!!
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LambrosOctober 10, 2011
    Never stop at the bar located in the corner of the station, it smells and is full of so many creepers.
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Head south to Wilmington. Then turn left on 1 to Rehoboth Beach!
  • Rick P.
    Rick PaceOctober 1, 2011
    Sitting on the train with people that NEVER shut up!
  • Nick
    NickSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid random people that approaching you. They will offer to help you how to use the ticket machine or to find a cab for you. Always they first ask and then demand for money.
  • Beth Z.
    Beth ZSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the Amtrak waiting room instead of the platform level when waiting for your train. Beautiful!
  • Kalikina V.
    Kalikina VSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Someone needs to so something about the homeless people and the crackheads there....Jeez...!
  • Miss M.
    Miss MekaSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazed at the homeless situation here. I wish I could help. Friend me if the feeling is mutual...
  • Jason L.
    Jason LevySeptember 24, 2011
    If you miss good old fashioned hobos and bums, check out this filthy gem
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleySeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring your hand sanitizer
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CorreaSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If u a hobo anything it's food.. If they take it, u did a good deed... If not, they're drug addicts
  • shray A.
    shray AminSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Start walking to New York it will be cheaper.
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BattistaSeptember 21, 2011
    witnessed a woman bathing herself in a sink in the restroom... lots of homeless
  • Jeanne F.
    Jeanne FreedlandSeptember 13, 2011
    The accela is fast and easy. One stop between nyc and philly and the trip is just an hour
  • Caner G.
    Caner GözSeptember 12, 2011
    The best advice is "Just run&go"
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Beware of the overbearing popcorn caramelly odor!
  • Marta M.
    Marta MagdalenaSeptember 3, 2011
    try not to talk to anyone.... Creeps! Lol
  • Edgardo L.
    Edgardo LaLindezSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Do not!!! Do not!!!! Go in the restrooms im the morning hours the homeless is trying to wash up you wont believe the smell!!
  • Ibn L.
    Ibn LeverettAugust 27, 2011
    It's the worst...
  • Davaish S.
    Davaish SinghAugust 22, 2011
    Run do not walk from here
  • Brian G.
    Brian GluckmanAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to be up-to-date on your shots prior to arrival.
  • Bef S.
    Bef SmithAugust 8, 2011
    Always enjoy the penn station eye-candy, the beautiful woman on the move
  • Brittnee R.
    Brittnee RobinsonAugust 6, 2011
    I moss kicking it in Newark.. Sigh. Come on PSEG
  • Christine ✈.
    Christine ✈️August 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you enjoy the smell of wet dog kibble, you've come to the right place!
  • Shaun B.
    Shaun BassAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Shield yourself from onlookers in the men's room. It's pretty bad.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KnightAugust 2, 2011
    This place smells like sewage even from inside the train when is stopped.
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas M.July 29, 2011
    Experience the olfactory delight that is that rare combination of popcorn and urine..
  • Gordon A.
    Gordon AddoJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Smelly station. Lovely popcorn.
  • Tyree S.
    Tyree StokelyJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you don't have to be here after 11 - don't be. Absolute freakshow
  • Bharath I.
    Bharath IyerJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best spot to sit in case you are headed towards jersey gardens is Raymond plaza. You can see route 40 as well as 62.
  • Jonathon 🌎 A.
    Jonathon 🌎 Alencar ✈️July 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Somehow Newark Penn makes me feel a little more at home! Only downfall, unlike the MTA, nj transit don't have bums riding the express and locals.
    TMC4JMCJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    McD's is a nice lil DD now. The ATM when work are usually crowded. Bums are out in force.
  • Karen H.
    Karen HornJuly 20, 2011
    Do not talk to the beggars, and they'll go away.
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OkohJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get too comfortable on the benches. The homeless practically live on them.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Gives thousands of Flyers fans easy access to the Prudential Center. Let's Go Flyers!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GrubbJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for breakfast, skip Zaros and get an egg sandwich from the pizza place next door. They're much better there.
  • Harold G.
    Harold GarciaJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    When going to the men's bathroom please cover your nose, the stink is so strong you might pass out.
  • Philip R.
    Philip RojoJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If ur going to New Brunswick, make sure ur not on the express to Princeton doesn't stop there ugh
  • JMS
    JMSJune 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab a drink at Mapoo when the trains are delayed.
    CindysDelish.comJune 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stuck yet again due to power line problems .. that make going and coming from work. Transit stink
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChamajJune 16, 2011
    Amtrak customer service > airline customer service
  • Jay R.
    Jay RaymondJune 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    They need to get rid off all the nasty and smelly ass homeless people in here. They seriously reek. If you want dunkin donuts, go up the escalator by mcdonalds and there is two in the gateway building
  • Eric C.
    Eric CastroMay 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You gotta hate this place.. Not sure anyone is running it.. They could care less about happy customers... Not like there are any other options...
    CindysDelish.comMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place makes me feel like I'm in the Twighlight Zone
  • Emmanuel S.
    Emmanuel SimonMay 23, 2011
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  • Danny S.
    Danny ScottenMay 21, 2011
    Not a bad place @ 1:30 AM. The restrooms make me appreciate how good I've got it. Don't touch anything!
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    BOA right outside
  • Andy L.
    Andy LearMay 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the brioche shop on the track1 side of the station
  • Samsonite
    SamsoniteMay 3, 2011
    This station was featured on the Fox TV show Fringe. In the show it is named "Springsteen Station" because Bruce Springsteen was born in Newark.
  • Frank A.
    Frank AuerApril 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    But for the grace of God go I
  • Sean C.
    Sean CarrollApril 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're picking up the southbound acela here, be prepared to walk the length of the train looking for seats.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KnoxApril 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't die.
  • Rajae E.
    Rajae El-temawiMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Zarro's popcorn....mmmmmm..:)
    NJ.comMarch 24, 2011
    The popcorn really is as good as it smells.
    NJ.comMarch 23, 2011
    5-10 min. walk to Prudential Center indoors almost all the way - follow "Gateway Center" signs - you'll use a covered walkway to get across the street from the Pru Center - food and shops on the way
  • Ray R.
    Ray RothfeldtMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the WORST places on Earth.
  • robert m.
    robert morganMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't give anything to the beggers outside they will never leave u alone then I learned the hard way!!!
  • Wagatwe
    WagatweMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Transferring to the Raritan Valley line during rush hour? Don't count on any mercy from the conductors if your train is late. Run. Don't walk. Run.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MartellaMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You've got to get the popcorn at any of the vendors downstairs. It is the only reason to come here.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're next to an Amtrak train, you can borrow their wi-fi connection while you're in the stn
  • Demetrios X.
    scary place
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get $1 popcorn!
  • Barry R.
    Barry RubinFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You can't miss this place
  • Dave K.
    Dave K.February 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place makes me want to fuck my own throat
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CorreaFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Has the shittiest bathrooms in all of new Jersey....the homeless people don't make it any better
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    During times of severe delays or cancelations, keep your cool and remember to be civilized. It helps with everyone's commute.
  • Denise A.
    Denise AnneFebruary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't wait for your train in the waiting room at night. You'll be surrounded by drunk, smelly bums.
  • Chenelle D.
    Chenelle D.February 1, 2011
    You'll never see more degenerates in one space in under 10 minutes :o(
  • Karran S.
    Karran SahadeoJanuary 31, 2011
    Cops will wake you up if you try to nap while waiting for Amtrak... At least they do a decent job keeping the crack heads out of the area.. Greyhound is a different story.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Welcome to Newark Bum Station, have a safe delayed trip.
  • Billy D.
    Billy DJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't use the bathrooms. Hold it until you teach your destination. Trust me
  • Chris M.
    Chris MunoxJanuary 11, 2011
    If ur lucky you don't have to pay
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DuncanJanuary 9, 2011
    when getting pick up or dropped off tell your ride to get you in the back by the iron bound side of the station less traffic less waiting
  • Kalikina V.
    Kalikina VJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If it's snowing leave your house earlier because train delays are likely.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin AndreychakJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    please stop the homeless from baithing in the sinks
  • Cash D.
    Cash DosbyJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always watch the gap when riding NJ Transit. Don't forget it.
    CindysDelish.comDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Hold on to your wallet tight
  • Kirk I.
    Kirk InocencioDecember 29, 2010
    Don't give the Hobos any money. Most of them just use it for drugs and/or alcohol.
    DJ PRINCE ELIJAHDecember 3, 2010
    stay clear of crazzy bums who walk like zombies (they bite)
  • John C.
    John CatralDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you can't finish your food offer it to the bums who hang out in McDonalds. Stay awhile and hang out with the bums.
  • Mitch B.
    Mitch BrennerNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Today's special:homeless taking over the mens room using hand dryers to dry their clothes. Yum.
  • Ashlee S.
    Ashlee StockwellNovember 23, 2010
    Bring exact change. Know the bus schedules.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MooreNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The times in the board do not directly correspond to when your train will be there. ..... At all
  • Sakeenah
    SakeenahNovember 22, 2010
    Lmao @ the tips. The Mcdonalds here is super fast! Oh heads up, this is homeless ppl central. Literally it's a homeless shelter. this is where they get fed
  • Austin L.
    Austin LovellNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stand back of the yellow line!! You never know who is behind you!!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MulliganOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The DepartureVis board is always wrong. You could spend a lot of time running from platform to platform missing trains for hours. No need to bring a totem - it's a guaranteed nightmare here.
  • Janine M.
    Janine MackOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The PATH train runs every half hour late nights, weekends and holidays. It's nothing like filling in for the 5A.M. shift and having to leave at 2, 3 in the morning because of the timing!
  • Ronnie W.
    Ronnie WelchOctober 18, 2010
    The red velvet cupcakes at the bakery are to die for
  • Jamal A.
    Jamal A.October 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When boarding the train, please watch the gap!!
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NoélOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    plenty of trade
  • Mitch B.
    Mitch BrennerOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Station is a pit and creepy at night. Safest waiting on your platform.
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 9, 2010
    Make sure u get really drunk on the train and in the city and puke on the person next to you. Especially if they are wearing clothes or have a raging hard on
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CallahanOctober 1, 2010
    The Amtrak Keystone train doesn't have a bar car (or Cafe)
  • Brita J.
    Brita JamesSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't waste time asking NJ Transit why your train's delayed. The system is simply inexplicable.
  • Allison F.
    Allison FixSeptember 27, 2010
    The platforms look like they're going to collapse in places, but don't worry--they've looked that way for 10+ years.
  • Todd G.
    Todd GreeneSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat before you get here.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There is a less known waiting room b/w tracks 3 & 4, locations 5/6. You can tell it's there by the fresh paint smell. No bums, no beggars. Great air conditioning.
  • Sophia M.
    Sophia ModuSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't waste time riding escalators walk up, if your crunched for time it'll mean you'll catch the next train
  • Fred W.
    Fred WalckSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    PATH departs from platforms AB and C across from tracks 1 and 2.
  • Socks & U.
    Socks & UnderwearSeptember 15, 2010
    Bring an item of men's business attire to donate to Career Gear and receive a pair of GOLDTOE on 9/16 in Herald Square Park from 10-4
  • Dinean R.
    Dinean RobinsonSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're not on the platform and the screen says "All Aboard" don't assume you've missed your train!
  • Chin N.
    Chin NSeptember 8, 2010
    If you are in a hurry, check to see when there is Giants game before and get your ticket early
  • Tim H.
    Tim HSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Fuckin pubes all over the place
  • Davis D.
    Davis DAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you smoke, try smoking in the back of the station or risk being bombarded for cigs.
  • Robert T.
    Robert ThatcherAugust 13, 2010
    Seattle Coffee Roasters has decent coffee - should hold you over until Dunkin Donuts is open.
  • Will H.
    Will H.August 12, 2010
    Listen to music when your bored waiting for a train
  • Rob D.
    Rob DiamondAugust 8, 2010
    Leave as quickly as possible.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CurtisAugust 6, 2010
    Get picked up by your awesome gf after a long day
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole Goodman-PughAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There's an A-Hole that gets on in Harrison that will try to verbally attack you if you even BREATHE to loud while standing next to him! (On the PATH). Kill him w/kindness!'ll win that fight
  • Rena S.
    Rena ShapiroJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the cab drop you off on right side of the station for easy access to Amtrak.
  • Cassandra D.
    Cassandra DJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love watching the people who JUST missed the Path. Har har
  • Marc M.
    Marc MandellJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Why do people never know which train to get on? Then they argue with the conductor saying someone told them to get on the train and they demand they stop at their stop.
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Cheap beer rules. Zaro's desserts suck. There is no good place to hang when waiting for a train. Stay away!
  • Debony M.
    Debony MillerJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    That amazing smell you smell when you arrive is the pocorn vendor. You can find him right outside of the McDonald's on the ground floor. $1.50 for a huge bag of freeah popped corn.
  • Scott
    ScottJune 15, 2010
    Walk to McDonald's and turn left to find the city subway, light rail.
  • Pete D.
    Pete DeCarolisJune 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're already here, don't bother reading the tips. It's too late for you.
  • van3ssa g.
    van3ssa gJune 11, 2010
    Don't bother with the waiting room. The McDonalds us pretty quick and if u get popcorn make sure you get a beer. You'll thank me later. PS the rest of these tips are amazing
  • Laurel D.
    Laurel DumontMay 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When going to west side of manhattan, always take NJtransit to penn station if there's a train in the next 20 min. way faster than PATH.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BeckerMay 28, 2010
    Don't casually drink in the station bathroom with friends before a prudential center event haha
  • Ben D.
    Ben DiforteMay 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want to get to the airport on the cheap use the 62 bus instead of the train. $1.50 compared to +$5.00?
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna BelbeyMay 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Looks like a homeless shelter. When I complain, am told it's "a public space". Hmm.
  • Ankush K.
    Ankush KarnikApril 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    @mmm...bellos try a couple of glasses if wine, nachos and wings... The best in the area. Worth every single penny.
  • Mark N.
    Mark NesterApril 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try not to breath if you have to use the men's room, or as I like to call it, my own personal version of hell.
  • JMS
    JMSApril 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Read the tips while waiting at Newark Penn.
  • Kareisha Q.
    Kareisha QuestelApril 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are running behind and NEED coffee mcdonalds will have in and out within a minute.
  • E. Christopher T.
    E. Christopher TaliaferroApril 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to avoid the Men's room whenever one side is shut down for cleaning. It gets a bum overload and next thing you know you're rubbing elbows with two guys arguing over who can do their drugs in the s
  • Brad Y.
    Brad YoungApril 1, 2010
    Coffee stand, Raymond Blvd concourse. If you've been there you know what I'm talkin' about.
  • Davis D.
    Davis DMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    NEVER drink from the water fountains. The homeless bathe in them.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Good: Play the NJ lottery or buy a bottle of wine. Ferry St has good restaurants. Bad: This station is the worst to wait in late at nights. Last train into NY is around 1am. First train is 5:30.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew K.March 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The worst quality of this station - absolutely the worst - is the fact that they start to close it down after 11pm. Late arriving passengers are forced to use only one exit. It can seem very unsafe!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DimitraFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong at Zaros bakery
  • Victor C.
    Victor CFebruary 20, 2010
    3:45pm....trains running late...destination Orlando Florida.
  • David B.
    David BussinFebruary 18, 2010
    Dunkin donuts is comin'!!
  • Wagatwe
    WagatweFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    For double Decker trains you are more likely to find free seats upstairs. People are more inclined to go downstairs as opposed to up.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrownFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I agree with the bathrooms! Better off finding a dark corner outside Newark Penn than risking contracting a disease through the soles of your shoes!
  • Wagatwe
    WagatweFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't bother using the waiting room or bathroom downstairs. Better off outside in both cases.
  • Ian A.
    Ian ArcherFebruary 1, 2010
    The Starbucks is across the street in the hotel.
  • iza p.
    iza pJanuary 31, 2010
    a bit sketchy, so i wait outside
  • Matan B.
    Matan BareketJanuary 19, 2010
    If you miss your on-time train by 2 minutes you can be sure that the next one will be 15 minutes late.
  • Shiseido R.
    Shiseido RuizJanuary 18, 2010
    Last train to New York from Newark is always 2:09am with a stop in between (Secaucus)
  • Sonia M.
    Sonia M.November 30, 2009
    If you want to get to Philly fast and cheap try the Keystone train
  • S D.
    S DetesNovember 26, 2009
    Buy a ticket before catching the train
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReddyNovember 12, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Catch your train!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SJuly 4, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Get on a train going to NYC.
  • Enrico Z.
    Enrico ZiniJanuary 21, 2015
    Se non ci siete mai stati prendetevi una mezzora per capire dove dovete andare. NJ transit ha una sua parte di stazione e Amtrack un'altra i binari li assegnano 5 min prima della partenza!
  • Enrico Z.
    Enrico ZiniJanuary 21, 2015
    Bordello torale sotto il madison square garden!
  • Mauricio N.
    Mauricio NevesAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Parece complicado maa não é, trem pra nova Iorque na Plataforma 1, siga sempre as placas de "Path" ... o trem tem um letreiro em toda sua lateral escrito world trade center, custa $ 2, 25.
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