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Newark Station is a station in Newark, Delawaremarker on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, serving Amtrak Northeast Regional trains and SEPTA R2 Regional Rail trains. Newark is the southern terminus of the R2's weekday service; SEPTA does not serve the station on weekends. Like all stations in Delaware, SEPTA service is provided under contract and funded through DART First State. An extension of Maryland's MARC commuter rail service is planned for 2015, connecting Newark to Baltimoremarker and Washington D.C.marker

The station is located at Mopar Drive and South College Avenue, and travellers arriving at the station must walk a few blocks north along South College Avenue to reach the University of Delawaremarker or the businesses centered around Main Street. A 380 space parking lot exists, mostly serving park and ride passengers bound for Wilmington, Delawaremarker or Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker.

The station building, originally constructed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, is adjacent to the southbound platform, but is no longer used as a station.

DART First State bus connections

  • #16, #33, #59, and #65

Proposed Relocation to New Library Avenue Station

A new station near Route 72 (Library Avenue) and South Chapel Street (Approximate Location ) is listed on the Transit Administration's "Final Design" list, but not scheduled to begin construction until 2011.

Longest (Almost) Continuous Trip on Commuter Rail

Newark station is the southern terminus of the longest nearly-continuous trip by commuter rail in the Northeast Corridor. By using a combination of SEPTA, New Jersey Transit, Metro-North Railroad, and Shore Line East it is possible to travel all the way to New London, Connecticutmarker, a distance of . It is necessary, however, to take a short hop on the subway, quick cab ride or mile walk from NJ Transit service to New York's Penn Stationmarker to the Metro-North service to Grand Central Terminalmarker.

This is necessitated by the fact that the Metro-North deviates from the Northeast Corridor, providing service to Grand Central and eastern Midtown Manhattan. The Northeast Corridor leaves Penn Station through the East River Tunnels used (though not owned) by the Long Island Rail Road, then finds its way through Long Island City and Astoriamarker in Queensmarker, over Ward'smarker and Randall's Islandsmarker and through the South Bronx. The Metro-North's New Haven Line rejoins the Northeast Corridor between its Pelhammarker and New Rochellemarker stations in Westchester Countymarker.

Game-day service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex is planned to link the Metro-North to Penn Station (by bypassing Grand Central via the Northeast Corridor) beginning in September 2009, allowing the full 250-odd mile trip, albeit with a great deal of planning ahead of time (as no regular service is projected).

On a related note, the Maryland Transportation Authority has made steps to extend its Penn Line from Perryville, Marylandmarker to Newark, which would allow a continuous journey from Fredericksburg, Virginiamarker to New London. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has also taken steps to extend service beyond Providence, Rhode Islandmarker to Wickford Junction in North Kingstown, Rhode Islandmarker, though no serious talks have begun on linking the MBTA and the Shore Line East. Such a venture, coupled with other planned service, would provide a very slow journey all the way from Virginia to New Hampshire, traveling through ten states and the District of Columbiamarker.


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