Trenton (New Jersey Transit-North East Corrader)

Trenton station is located in southwestern New Jersey in the State Capital. The station is the end of New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corrador Trains and the beginning of SEPTA's R7 Regional Rail service to Philadelphia Center City and Chestnut Hill East. Currently SEPTA's and New Jersey Transit's schedules are coordinated so trains connect. Not every NJT train does connect though since off-peak NJT service is every half-hour or less and SEPTA's hourly or less. Also most Amtrak Regional, Keystone, and Clocker Trains stop, with a few Acela's as well. Easy connections can be made to the NJT RiverLINE just across the street. (The RiverLINE, which runs every 1/2 hour off-peak, and NJT trains never seem to connect).
The station itself has 5 tracks, and 2 island platforms (the dead-center track doesn't platform). Each platform is extra long since an NJT train will stop on the same track as a SEPTA train at the same time so all that needs to be done to connect is walk down the platform. There a single super-mezzanine which includes ticket offices for NJT and Amtrak. As well Vending Machines for NJT, SEPTA, and Amtrak, and has the waiting area.

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(trenton1) Keystone train #642 pulled by AEM7 #924 stops in Trenton 22 minutes late. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005 (trenton2) Looking down the platforms at Trenton, there quite long so that both a SEPTA Train and an NJT train can platform at the same time to connect with each other (Not all cars platform, often you must walk forward). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005 (trenton3) SEPTA GE Silverliner IV MU #316 and NJT Arrow III MU #1411. Both on the same track at Trenton Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005 (trenton4) SEPTA GE Silverliner IV #316 will become the back of an R7 train into Philadelphia. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005
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(trenton5) NJT Arrow III MU #1411 at Trenton, after just being the front of NE Corridor Local. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005 (trenton6) The front of a train of SEPTA Silverliners at Trenton at the Western end of the station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005 (trenton7) A sign at street level for Trenton Station, there are three train lines at the station. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 31 March, 2005
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