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NJT - Trenton Transit Center (NEC)

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  • Mark J.
    "Easy connection between NJ Transit and SEPTA trains."(3 Tips)
    Nabil L.
    "The slices at pizza grill are surprisingly delicious"(2 Tips)
    Sara M.
    "vestibule near the exit for the RiverLine."(2 Tips)
    Jen L.
    "Dunkin doughnuts nice and clean mmm good coffee"(7 Tips)
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  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyApril 11, 2012
    You're less than an hour's train ride away from Center City Philadelphia. In the meantime, check out all of the things to do, places to stay and spots to eat in Philadelphia. Read more
  • Chris F.
    Chris FranklinApril 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The first and last cars on NJT commuter trains are quiet cars. That means take your loud phone calls and conversations to any other cars except those two.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KeefeDecember 20, 2011
    Come here a lot? In the machines for NJT, swipe the credit/debit card you normally use. Your recent trips will appear saving time for you to catch that train!!!!
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah K.May 23, 2013
    Definitely grab an iced coffee sit near the Dunkin Donuts in the waiting area. Some sketchy lurkers tend to hang towards the entrances and its a bit humid indoors.
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConheeneyMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Protip: Drink up; the consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted on all NJ Transit trains! Open container? Not a problem!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MackJune 15, 2010
    Walk across the street and check out the weird scale houses (with Buddha inside) and sculptures in front of that one building. Also, walk around in the graveyard. It's really pretty.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoApril 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You BETTER spend money and stamp that $1.50 Riverline ticket or the Sky Blue Shirts will get you, NO EXCEPTIONS! Those fare enforcement officers get excited when they catch people without tickets.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RonkainenJune 2, 2013
    The Wallenberg exit is where the main passenger pick up area is. Walnut is a bit sketch but that's where cabs are.
  • Walt W.
    Walt WalkerDecember 4, 2013
    If you have an active SEPTA transit pass (weekly or monthly), the regional SEPTA ride from Trenton to Philly is free on weekends!
  • Rajesh S.
    Rajesh SanthanamJanuary 10, 2012
    If you are looking for food - go to the east end and try the deli there - sandwiches are huge
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanApril 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Completely redone station! Easy to navigate...$15.50 gets you a one way ticket to NYC and if you grab an express train...the trip is only an hour! 1& 1/2 on a local isn't bad either...cya later Philly
  • Terry P.
    Terry PovedaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The pizza grill is a viable option if you have time transferring and you're hungry
  • Chris W.
    Chris WalshFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're ever in a rush for NJT, there are sales kiosks on the tracks too - most people wait in line at the front entrances.
  • Zack K.
    Zack KarperMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Words of advise, don't sit by the seating area by the McDonald's. Your in for an experience. Consider your self warned.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenJune 5, 2016
    Easy connection between NJ Transit and SEPTA trains. If you want the River Line you need to go outside and cross the road.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RiceMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Creepers about after 8pm, beware eye contact. Nice police presence though so don't worry.
  • Sara M.
    Sara MorenoJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On a cold day, hang out in the vestibule near the exit for the RiverLine. Super toasty--just don't block people who are entering/exiting!
  • Teresa T.
    Teresa TamJanuary 5, 2015
    Unreliable service between NJ Transit and Septa since Amtrak trains take priority, particularly on Sundays. If you miss your transfer, it's an hour wait for the next train.
  • Julzington
    JulzingtonDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try and use the bathrooms on the end where the pizza place is.....there's usually no one there.
  • Pamela >^-^< H.
    Pamela >^-^< HowellJune 28, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The store near tracks 4&5 had the best prices on drinks, water, and snacks
  • Oscar S.
    Oscar SantiagoMay 16, 2013
    Good service, not crowded and much better than The New York MTA.
  • Caner G.
    Caner GözSeptember 12, 2011
    If you live in PA and you wanna go to NY this is the neariest train station to Penn Station you can go.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenNovember 6, 2014
    Friendly employees warned us from spending too much time on the Walnut exit. Not safe.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WickerDecember 17, 2011
    If u are coming from 1N and want to park make a right at the light and left at the next light. Don't go strait in the direction of the drop off point.
  • Jordan
    JordanMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dollar bag of popcorn? Can't beat it. Forget McDs and Dunkin! Best snack in the building.
  • Zayne S.
    Zayne SavallOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Churros at the tiny newsstand are amazing. Cash only!
  • Andrew W.
    Huge building. Old building. Does what it is there for. A little creepy.
  • Luz R.
    Luz RodriguezJuly 19, 2013
    Best place to be in a hot day....in a train and Not driving
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilkinsonMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    With Amtrak's reliable delays, there's always time to enjoy the new offerings at the Trenton Transit Center. Best bet: Pizza Grille. Good slices and decent sandwiches.
  • ISEPTAPHILLY
    ISEPTAPHILLYDecember 31, 2013
    Ringing in 2014 in Times Square? SEPTA trains will depart from Trenton (passengers can take early-morning NJT trains from New York to Trenton) at 3:30am, 5am & 6am.
  • Remi
    RemiApril 25, 2012
    If you really prefer a better bathroom and are willing to buy something, the new McDonalds bathroom is way cleaner.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoMay 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Problem taking NJTransit to Trenton: you ALWAYS wait 5-10 minutes until Amtrak leaves until you pull up. You ALWAYS miss the Riverline connection, making you wait 15-30 minutes for the next train.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pizza place here is surprisingly good! Grab a slice if your connection doesn't line up exactly.
  • Kristin H.
    Kristin HingstmanMay 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New cell phone charging stations have been installed throughout the station. No more having to sit on the floor. But keep an eye on it or someone might run off with it.
  • Noam S.
    Noam SmoohaMarch 14, 2014
    Bathrooms by the pizza place are clean. Also, metal toilets? Unusual.
  • Aneesha K.
    Aneesha KayJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    When you cone down the steps head to the left they always open those doors and no other ones
  • Weary T.
    Weary TravelerSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the pizza place. Last time I was here there were flying ants on the pizzas. The bathrooms aren't bad and are safe to use - especially if you are in a hurry
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Looks like NJTRANSIT found another way to SCREW its customers with its "Modified Sunday Schedule" on the Riverline on weekdays "until further notice." This its a joke, making the trips home longer.
  • hbananas
    hbananasJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hate that some trains don't park on an adjacent track to a connecting train. Missed so many connections. Thank you septa and nj transit.
  • Jamie
    JamieAugust 30, 2013
    I come here went going to ny it's not bad at all only a hour feom philly
  • Sara
    SaraNovember 13, 2011
    Stranded for nearly 2 hours on a desolate stretch of track a mile from Trenton. The train has entirely lost power. It grows dark. Children begin to clamor for water. How long... before zombies attack?
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FergusonAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hamilton is the second stop in to my and twain is already crowded
  • Rome M.
    Rome MajorxxxMarch 31, 2013
    Next Time When the Train leaves at a certain Time !! Be on time cause I was stuck at this station for 4 Hrs SMH ..
  • IG: CASTRODOM06
    IG: CASTRODOM06March 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If your catching SEPTA to Philly buy a ticket from the machine. It's MUCH cheaper!!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertFebruary 8, 2013
    Bulk bin candy is a huge ripoff, but you get to mix mike and ikes with skittles.
  • Erez S.
    Erez SchnaittacherNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely avoid the restrooms here, the train offers nicer facilities.
  • Llana C.
    Llana ChicoskyJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Just ate a margarita slice, basil is incredibly fresh. Highly recommended.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EspositoSeptember 27, 2014
    Don't stop at Dunkin Donuts, keep walking to pizza-grill for great food.
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConheeneyNovember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Heading to Philadelphia? Eschew SEPTA Regional Rail for NJT Riverline to Camden and take PATCO into town for less than $3! (~1.5 hour travel time)
  • Nabil L.
    Nabil LDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The slices at pizza grill are surprisingly delicious
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConheeneyMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The electrical outlets are also BlackBerry compatible!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The overpowering smell of fresh-popped corn could affect my fitness goals.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJune 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    😑 is the only way to describe it.
    Upvoted May 16
  • Neen J.
    Neen JamesJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use your credit card to get in and out of the car park - saves time!
  • BK C.
    BK CAugust 18, 2011
    The outlets are directly behind the aluminum seat backs.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I guess a 'Modified Schedule' for the Riverline means the train can leave and arrives whenever the hell it feels like it, smh!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RivasMay 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Buy something from the McD's and use their bathroom. You'll have to ask someone to unlock it, but they are clean.
  • Dwain A.
    Dwain AmmonsJanuary 3, 2012
    Coffee people has begin to move faster....Thank Goodness!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WalshFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    A door holding goes a long way - help out your fellow travellers
  • Monica
    MonicaOctober 19, 2010
    This place has improved. Was here around 9pm on a Saturday and felt very safe.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BJuly 24, 2011
    Dint pay attention to the boards. They never stay current with the info. Gotta listen to PA
  • Manish G.
    Manish GujjarAugust 19, 2015
    First day...don't know anything..!! Travelling alone 100miles to reach my college.....Njtransit
  • Marcos C.
    Marcos C.March 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try and spend as little time here as possible.
  • Al R.
    Al ReillySeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey NJT/Amtrak -- Turn up the music volume so we can hear it above the noisy trains!!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WalshJune 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Pretzels and a soda, from the $1 snack shop, is a pretty cheap snack for a long train ride
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BullockDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Trains leave on the dot!! Don't get there a second late or you will miss it!
  • MK
    MKMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get dropped off when departing from here... Parking is very limited and the garage is expensive
  • David H.
    David HuebschJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for the birds. Hitchcock must have gotten some inspiration from here.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew M.December 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The soft pretzels are expensive and always stale.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DiamondApril 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Whoever programs the music on the PA has good taste.
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilkinsonMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The bathroom by the pizza grille is MUCH nicer than the bathroom near the ticket windows. It's worth the walk.
  • Cameron F.
    Cameron FerraraJuly 7, 2010
    The music on the pa in the mornings is so good. Always gets me going.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SantiagoApril 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    About time the McDonalds is open. At least its better than that horrible pizza in the back of the station and the expensive DD coffee.
  • molly s.
    molly steensonJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It's really bad to wake up here when you miss the Princeton stop after a late night in NYC. If you're reading this, it's probably too late.
  • Amtrak
    AmtrakJune 20, 2011
    Save up to 25% on Northeast Regional just for booking 2 weeks early!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LordDecember 2, 2014
    Starting to feel like I live on Amtrak!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OrtizNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If taking SEPTA to 30 St. Station be aware of police dogs.
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConheeneyFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bodhisattva, I Feel The Earth Move and Rollercoaster Of Love while waiting.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DalyJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring extra money and cigarettes for the bums hanging around.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AdamsOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to catch a train.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CaironeOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    BATHROOMS ARE SO SICK...only go if you really really have to...seriously
  • Dwain A.
    Dwain AmmonsJanuary 3, 2012
    It is time to get out those winter coats, scarfs and gloves!
  • Dakeem H.
    Dakeem HamiltonJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Trenton line waiting
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CatauroAugust 30, 2013
    Voice of the "Welcome" message is definitely Danny DeVito
  • Ferin C.
    Ferin CatlettDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you have at least 10 minutes to spare if you want to purchase something from Dunkin Donuts.. The people move super slow :(
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoAugust 28, 2014
    Everyone here smells. Everyone.
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Very limited food options. Septa and NJ Transit still don't synch well here
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiApril 20, 2011
    Come 30 mins before if you need to check bags...
  • Neen J.
    Neen JamesSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    park in the high rise car park - only $10 for the whole day
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardApril 14, 2015
    Lovely Station ;)
  • Debra R.
    Debra RuhMay 3, 2013
    So easy to get on and off the trains.
  • Jacquelyne D.
    Jacquelyne DeSimoneApril 1, 2012
    One of the dirtiest bathrooms I've ever encountered.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WitoshkinMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Crows, crows and more crows !
  • Neil M.
    Neil MoakleyOctober 20, 2011
    Phillybound at night? That parked SEPTA train on track five is NOT your ride.
  • Angela T.
    Angela T.February 17, 2014
    Hell on earth. Also, not a working outlet in sight so bid farewell to any uncharged phones or electronics.
  • David
    DavidMarch 1, 2011
    Look out the window of the train while passing through and instantly feel better about yourself..
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's clean!
  • transitok ..
    transitok .comOctober 7, 2012
    For departure times from this stop: http://transitok.com/njtransitrail/stops/TRENTONTRANSITCENTER
  • Chris K.
    Chris KisselSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep your wits about you in that cray bathroom. What is this, Port Authority Bus Terminal?
  • Mac
    MacJune 16, 2012
    Try the Trains!
  • Okan B.
    Okan BarlasApril 22, 2015
    Hayat kurtarır ;)
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