Transit District

Neighborhood of Trenton, NJ

History

This district illustrates Trenton's early nineteenth century suburbanization, an important episode in the physical development of the City between c. 1850 and 1915.

Rail service in Trenton dates back to the days of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, which built a station on East Street in 1837, until it was moved to the current site in 1863. The C&A was merged into the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company in 1867 and acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1893, which replaced the station the same year.

The station became a Penn Central station once the New York Central & Pennsylvania Railroads merged in 1968. Amtrak took over intercity railroad service in 1971, but Penn Central continued to serve commuters, even as it was reduced to little more than a platform in 1972. In 1976, Penn Central built the new Trenton Rail Station just as the railroad was being acquired by Conrail. By 1983, the station became part of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, but also continued to serve Amtrak as well as SEPTA Regional Rail to Philadelphia. From 2006-2008, a major reconstruction project authorized by NJ Transit took place with $46 Million worth of federal aid, and $33 Million worth of state funding that resulted in the replacement with the current Trenton Transit Center.

Today

Trenton Transit Center is the main passenger train station in Trenton, New Jersey. It is the southernmost stop in New Jersey on the Northeast Corridor. It is the terminus for New Jersey Transit trains to and from New York City and SEPTA Trenton Line Regional Rail trains to and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an intermediate station for Amtrak trains traveling between the two cities along the Northeast Corridor.

The River Line light rail, which offers service to Camden along the Delaware River, is across the street.

Bus service at the station consists of local New Jersey Transit routes, including Capital Connection buses, serving the New Jersey Capitol Complex, and regional service to Philadelphia via Camden. In addition, the station serves as the northern terminus for SEPTA buses to Oxford Valley Mall. Greyhound Bus service to the station was previously available but has been discontinued.

Trenton is the only city in New Jersey to serve three major railway systems in the state (Amtrak, NJ Transit, and SEPTA). Behind Secaucus Junction and Newark Penn Station, Trenton is the third-busiest train station in New Jersey and the 24th-busiest stop in the Amtrak network.

Information obtained by Wikipedia

Trenton Rails
Trenton Rails
Trenton Rails

Trenton Rails

Transportation

Trenton Transit Center links Mercer County and the greater Delaware Valley area, Bucks County and Philadelphia with Camden, Newark, New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C.. Because of frequent NJ Transit high-speed rail service between New York's Pennsylvania Station and the Trenton Transit Center, the City of Trenton is connected with Newark Liberty International Airport, Princeton University, Secaucus Junction to Hoboken and New York State, and Midtown Manhattan.

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Pizza Grill
Pizza Grill
Pizza Grill
Pizza Grill

Pizza Grill

Restaurants

Local pizzerias are the cornerstone of communities across the country. They handcraft the one food that unites us all: pizza. It fuels our celebrations, family dinners, and busiest days. While pizza lovers crave their favorite local pie, they also crave convenience.

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Jefferson Vincent Park

Parks

This park lies in the interior of the block and is surrounded by homes with access points on Monmouth, Faircrest and Walnut Avenues. It provides a small playground, picnic area, basketball court and some open lawn. The park has had several small renovations completed, including most recently, the basketball court.

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Trenton Watch Factory
Trenton Watch Factory
Trenton Watch Factory
Trenton Watch Factory

Trenton Watch Factory

Apartments

Originally built in 1886, the Trenton Watch Factory is one of Trenton’s premier apartment buildings.

This landmark property is only four blocks from the Trenton Transit Center and features unique resident amenities including a first-class fitness center, resident lounge, game room, reading lounge and resident storage.

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Circle F Lofts
Circle F Lofts

Circle F Lofts

Apartments

Originally part of the Circle F Factory complex, this former factory is being converted into Trenton’s first contemporary residential lofts.

Circle F residents will enjoy soaring ceilings, incredible light and unrivaled amenities including two outdoor resident lounges, private rooftop gardens, a movie theater, a first-class fitness center, a resident lounge and all within four blocks of the Trenton Transit Center.

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