Newark Light Rail (NLR, Newark Light Rail) operates in Newark, New Jersey. This system consists of two segments: the Newark City Subway (NCS) is the real underground section of the system and the extension to Broad Street station, circulating at surface level. This service thus configured began operating in July 2006.
Newark Light Rail: lines and stations
Newark City Subway
The Newark City Subway circulates, as we have seen in many other systems, underground in the city center and once it approachs the more peripheral areas comes to surface. Before joining the Newark Light Rail it was also known as the # 7-City Subway line.
This subpart of the system is 8.5 kilometers long and runs from Grove Street in Bloomfield to Newark Penn Station. Serves a total of 14 stations .. In Penn Station you can change to other transport systems because it is a multimodal station. NCS stations: Newark Penn Station, Military Park, Washington Street, Warren Street / NJIT, Norfolk Street, Orange Street, Park Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue, Davenport Avenue, Heller Parkway, Branch Brook Park, Franklin Avenue, Silver Lake, Grove Street
Broad Street Extension
It is the other section of Newark Light Rail. This section is just over 1 kilometer and a half long. It serves from Newark Penn Station to Broad Street Station.
It really is a branch of the Newark City Subway. This stretch is flowing at surface level. Stations: Newark Penn Station, NJPAC / Center Street, Washington Park, Atlantic Street, Riverfront Stadium, Newark Broad Street
Tickets and fares
Travelling the Newark Light Rail is to travel by a single bus zone. The regular ticket is valid until one hour after validation.
It is a system of proof of payment, which means you have to show your ticket if an inspecto so request it. The ticket must be properly validated through the validator machine and a validatio date mark printed on. Remember to keep your ticket until leaving the station. If you travel with a monthly pass there is no need for validation. Tickets can be purchased in vending machines. If you are a senior citizen or a passenger using any type of ticket with benefits such as disability, you may have to show your ID if asked. Note that the fine if you are caught without a valid ticket or not validated ticket is $ 100.
It is priced at $ 1.50. It is a single journey through a zone of Newark Light Rail.
Single ticket + transfer
Price is $2.20
Underground reduced fare
Its price is $0.70. It’s valid for a single travel in the following stations: Warren Street, Washington Street, Newark Penn Military Park or Station. Sometimes there are limitations on trains leaving Penn Station weekdays from 4:00 pm to 6: 00 pm
Reduced fare for seniors and disabled
Senior Citizens are older than 62 years. The fare is half of the regular rate. That’s $ 0.70. These users may be required to show identification entitling them to the discount.
Children are considered from 5 to 11 years. The fee is half of the normal ticket. You can travel with 3 children up to 4 years for free provided you have paid an adult fare ticket.
Unlimited travel throughout the Newark Light Rail for a month through a zone and also use other transportation systems such as buses, always that they accpet NJ TRANSIT cards. Price is $ 54.00.
Weekends and holidays from 7pm of the previous day to 6:00 am of the day after, you can travel with 2 children aged 5 to 11 years for free if you paid an adult fare.
Valid for primary and secondary students in Jersey. They can get a 25% discount.
Military and their dependents
They can get the same discounts as the senior citizens and people with disabilities.
The monthly passes of the Newark Light Rail are refundable. Single tickets are not. You can also use an app to pay with your phone.
Another Newark Light Rail map
The Newark Light Rail operates approximately from 4:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays the sevice starts a little bit later. The frequency is according to the section where you are and can be from 3 to 5 minutes or from 7 to 10 minutes.
Service to the airport
The metro does not reach Newark airport but there is the Air Train, which can be taken at any terminal, to get to the train station Newark Liberty International and from there take the NJ Transit with which we can get to Penn Station. An Air Train ticket costs $ 5.50 and the train around $ 10. The AirTrain runs 24 hours 365 days a year.
At some stations there is available parking.
Bicycles. In the Newark Light Rail you can take your bike on week days and off peak hours (from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am) and all day on weekends and holidays.
There is Wifi access in many stations. If you are an Optimum client would be for free.
Accesible stations are marked on the map of Newark Light Rail. If you have special needs you can contact the station staff. There are priority seats for disabled and people with mobility problems. They are clearly marked.