Newark Liberty International Airport (NJT station)
|Newark Liberty International Airport
New Jersey Transit commuter rail station
Amtrak regional and intercity rail station
|Address||Newark, NJ 07114|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Owned by||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Formerly||Newark Airport Station|
|Passengers (2012)||3,314 (average weekday) (NJT)|
|Passengers (2013)||129,565 2.3% (Amtrak)|
Newark Liberty International Airport Station is a Northeast Corridor Line station in the New Jersey Transit (NJT) rail system in the Dayton area of Newark, New Jersey. Also called the RAILink station, it provides travelers access to Newark Airport via public transport. There is no bus service, parking facility, or drop-off area at the station. The AirTrain monorail connects the station to all Newark Airport terminals. Every week, some 794 NJT trains on Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines stop at the station. It is also served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional and a few Keystone Service trains, but not by its high-speed Acela Express.
The station is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator. Because of this, the station has a different design compared to other NJT and Amtrak stations, especially the signage, which is the same signage used throughout the airport.
Newark's Penn Station is one five-minute stop from the RAILink station. New York's Penn Station is a 25-minute, two-stop trip via New Jersey Transit local trains and a 22-minute, one-stop trip via NJ Transit express trains and Amtrak trains. Local trains stop at Secaucus Junction between Newark and New York, where transfers are possible for points in northeastern New Jersey and southern Upstate New York.
Travelers pay a $5.50 fee to enter or exit the track area; the fee is usually included in the price of New Jersey Transit tickets (denoted with ** EWR ** as the origin or destination on such tickets). Monthly pass holders that do not have Newark Airport as the source/destination for their pass will need to pay the $5.50 fee. The fee is waived for children 11 and under. NJ Transit ticket vending machines are available on both the AirTrain side, as well as on the NJ Transit/Amtrak side of the station. Fare gates separate the two sides of the station. Passengers traveling to or from the monorail must pass through the fare gates, which read magnetic stripes on the tickets before allowing passage.
For passengers coming from the airport, there is a staffed ticket counter for Amtrak service. Although there are NJ Transit staff on site, passengers must use ticket vending machines for NJT service.
The station opened on October 21, 2001.
In September 2012, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that work would commence on a study to explore extending the PATH train system to the station and building a park and ride facility at it.
On February 4, 2014, the Port Authority proposed a 10-year capital plan that included the PATH extension to the station. The Board of Commissioners approved the Capital Plan, including the airport extension, on February 19, 2014.
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- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New Jersey" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Gootman, Elissa (October 22, 2001). "New Train Service To Newark Airport". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "PORT AUTHORITY TO UNDERTAKE STUDY ON EXTENDING PATH RAIL SERVICE TO NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT" (Press release). PANYNJ. September 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Boburg, Shawn (February 4, 2014). "Port Authority plans to extend PATH to Newark airport". The Record. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "PORT AUTHORITY UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE, PROPOSED $27.6 BILLION CAPITAL PLAN TO REVITALIZE REGION’S TRANSPORTATION ASSETS" (Press release). PANYNJ. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES HISTORIC $27.6 BILLION 10-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN THAT FOCUSES THE AGENCY ON ITS CORE TRANSPORTATION MISSION". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. February 19, 2014.
Media related to Newark Liberty International Airport Station at Wikimedia Commons
- NJT rail station information page for Newark Liberty International Airport
- DepartureVision real time train information for Newark Liberty International Airport