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NJT - Metropark Station (NEC)

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  • Allison M.
    "Much better than Newark for weekend Amtrak service."(2 Tips)
    tara
    "If you plan on parking, give yourself lots of extra time!"(4 Tips)
    Mike K.
    "Great station, easy to get to and cheap parking."(23 Tips)
    Magen E.
    "there early to get garage parking...garages"(5 Tips)
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  • VI
    VIMay 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get here early & park in the overflow lot! Saves you time & distance. But if u did get there midday.. do yourself a favor drive up to 6 or 7th floor & don't waste time thinking there is parking lower!
  • VI
    VIJune 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Head to the west garage! Look for parking there first & during midday don't expect a parking space on the lower floors! Have comfortable running shoes & get ticket the night before! Save u the stairs!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KowalczykAugust 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great station, easy to get to and cheap parking. Arrive before the rush hour crowd otherwise plan on extra time for parking.
  • Perrin B.
    Perrin BisognoOctober 13, 2011
    My job requires me to be punctual and I take NJ transit. I make it to work on time because I know great time management. NJ transit is a bit expensive but great for it's purpose. Public transportation
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MaioranaApril 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch where your walking I actually got hit the other day and the guy drove off. People don't watch for pedestrians walking to their cars in the decks.
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are just picking or dropping off someone in off peak hours there is a parking lot with free 20 minute parking
  • Angelo C.
    Angelo CrespoNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early to get a good parking spot. After 10am you may not find one since the deck fills up.
  • Barclay S.
    Barclay StantonFebruary 5, 2011
    Tell your friend your train gets in 15mins earlier than it does so you don't have to wait when they're 15mins late.
  • Evan S.
    Evan SchukisJune 26, 2011
    Heading to new york or points north? If you park on the third floor you can use the pedestrian bridge and easily walk to the platform.
  • VI
    VIDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    When trying to find parking just stick to the west side floor 6 or 7! Leave early so u can make it!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LoscalzoDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you ever doubt the animalistic nature of people, visit this station and deal with the passengers trying to park or get on the train.
  • Pandora S.
    Pandora ScooterOctober 12, 2013
    Leave some time to saunter through the short tunnel underpass to the Southbound trains. It's super pretty.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    All New Jersey Transit / Amtrak stations should try to copy this place. Parking garages would increase public transit ridership significantly, and yet this is the only train station that gives a crap.
  • Magen E.
    Magen EnglishMarch 22, 2012
    Get there early to get garage parking...garages are always full by 10am!
  • george m.
    george matthesMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't crash your car in the deck. If you do be sure to have a witness if you're not at fault, as the police will give you the maximum fine they can by law, pba card or not.
  • Linda C.
    Linda CingranaOctober 11, 2014
    great and easy way to get to the city and back!
  • Leilani T.
    Leilani TandocMarch 24, 2014
    Sometimes I spend more time looking for parking spot than I can imagine, especially on mondays.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MullisMarch 25, 2012
    They have separate recycling bins for paper and bottles & cans. Love it and use it!
  • James E.
    James ElliotDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be a smart commuter and use common sense.arrive early enough not to crash your car,get a snack in the waiting room if during hours of operation.prepare for the parking price increase.Happy Holidays!!!
  • Corey A.
    Corey AckermanJanuary 14, 2014
    Call these guys in advance to reserve a spot
  • tara
    taraOctober 26, 2012
    If you plan on parking, give yourself lots of extra time!
  • Warren W.
    Warren WolfSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Give yourself lots of extra time because the parking situation here is terrible! You're at the mercy of slow/confused drivers ahead of you trying to navigate through badly designed parking garages.
  • Anne J.
    Anne JohnsonDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get in early for a choice of parking spots! Please park straight!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeeJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The stations have rooms on the platform that have ac running if you get hot.
  • Joseph D.
    Joseph De PalmaMay 17, 2010
    Instead of buying a pricey business class seat, buy coach and look for the cafe car. Have a whole table to yourself and relax!
  • Ching C.
    Ching C.August 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The close button in every elevator actually keeps the doors open.
  • Drew K.
    Drew KoloskiJune 18, 2013
    The locusts are in flying sneak attack mode, keep your head on a swivel people.
  • stephen h.
    stephen harrisMarch 31, 2011
    Parking during the week us tight. Usually go to roof for spots
  • Sheila H.
    Sheila HillJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There is no ticket machine on the platform. You'll need to buy your ticket in the building from a booth agent or from the kiosk.
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The tunnel makes you feel like you're entering a disco
  • Bharath I.
    Bharath IyerApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There os zipcar right outside the station in case you are travelling out of town. Avoid the civic though - doesnt work properly.
  • Allison M.
    Allison MeyerJanuary 5, 2013
    Much better than Newark for weekend Amtrak service.
  • David W.
    David WebbDecember 27, 2013
    No train ticket booth on the platform. Have to buy your ticket inside the tiny station with nj transit and amtrak combined that only has three windows. In other words this station sucks.
  • Tracy Renee J.
    Tracy Renee JonesJune 15, 2010
    Ask NJ Transit whose 3 year old painted the al fresco murals. Then find out why the new monitors don't work. Um, free wi-fi my left cheek.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CartwrightMay 11, 2016
    Parking can be tough if you don't arrive early
  • Tiger
    TigerJanuary 25, 2012
    Check out 200 Middlesex Essex Turnpike right next door for office space! Great building!
  • Dallas K.
    Dallas KillianMay 10, 2012
    New Jersey sucks! Love Native New Yorker!
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Justin D.
    Justin DemafelisFebruary 26, 2011
    If you're cold, turn on the heat lamps. Most people don't see the little black button.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanMay 28, 2013
    Want to contemplate the meaning of life? Hold off on that until you leave this place.
  • Fred S.
    Fred ShubertApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gotta be here before mid-morning or you're stuck in overflow parking lot.
  • Syed A.
    Syed AbbasMay 7, 2012
    The 5 $ parking is sweet!
  • Angelo R.
    Angelo RichichiApril 16, 2013
    Jose Tejas....yummy good yeah baby!
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The last good train station before New York Penn. Newark should learn by example.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MartinezJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    God help you should you need assistance from the staff. They can't seem to do anything other than sit in their office.
  • Kinga W.
    Kinga WojtasikMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The parking attendants aren't very helpful, they barely speak English
  • Porscha S.
    Porscha Simone 😸September 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love that there are benches to sit while waiting for a ride :)
  • Paulis P.
    Paulis PetrovicsJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the ticket agents here are filled with ridiculous attitudes. Got to the counter to pick up my ticket, she took 15 minutes to give it to me ... Guess what? Missed my train.
  • Arun S.
    Arun SwaminathanSeptember 15, 2013
    Ticket Vending Machines never seem to read cards.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CurtinAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They really need to put a ticket machine on the platforms!
  • Mac
    MacJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Trains!!!!!
  • Craig T.
    Craig ToppingAugust 24, 2011
    Lots of hookers to choose from!
  • Jared K.
    Jared KruegerApril 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a clown car, too many people getting on and off crammed into the train seats.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SchaferOctober 26, 2010
    Enjoy the computerized announcements that sound like they are from an Xtranormal video.
  • topherchris
    topherchrisSeptember 6, 2010
    When you get here, you know you're getting close to NYC. Thank Jesus, right?
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonNovember 6, 2014
    Direct train to Boston leaves from here.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't always trust the monitors. Delayed trains sometimes arrive even without announcements. Get to the track even if it says "delayed."
  • RL P.
    RL PogiJanuary 9, 2010
    NY Penn station to Metropark: Train tracks repair. You should be in the first 3 cars of NJTransit to get off at this station.
  • Brett B.
    Brett BertolinoDecember 3, 2013
    They clearly did not hire a traffic engineer when designing this station. #fail
  • Frank T.
    Frank TavaglioneApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Need a ticket machine on the platform
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MullisMay 10, 2012
    Always wait for the 21st century train.
  • Reggie C.
    Reggie CabralMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Wear a gas mask at this station. Lot's of smelly ass people.
  • Dave
    DaveJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    In Soviet Russia, train waits for you!
  • RL P.
    RL PogiJanuary 9, 2010
    NY To Metropark: Currently tracks are being repaired. You should be in the first 3 cars to get off at this station.
  • Pete S.
    Pete SabatiniAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Men's room is absurdly small for a busy train station and poorly maintained.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PonistFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    "You hit me like a subway train and I will never be the same."
  • Steve G.
    Steve GiovannettiAugust 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is plentiful here. Only $5 per day.
  • Laura F.
    Laura FarinaMarch 16, 2013
    Stop briefly
  • Meg W.
    Meg WalshJuly 29, 2011
    What a confusing setup
  • Eric R.
    Eric RuppertOctober 15, 2011
    Goin to comic con
  • John W.
    John WilliamsFebruary 16, 2011
    It's a pretty place
  • Pete S.
    Pete SabatiniJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi down. Not unusual.
  • Howard G.
    Howard GreensteinAugust 3, 2009
    watch out for construction and leave a little extra time
  • george m.
    george matthesOctober 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Good luck finding a place to smoke.
  • Sahil R.
    Sahil RanaJanuary 27, 2012
    wi-fi network: MP WiFi wi-fi password: hug - via 4sqwifi.com
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