|SEPTA Regional Rail station|
Newark station in April 2012
|Location||10 Mopar Drive|
|Owned by||DART First State|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
James F. Hall Trail
|Station code||NRK (Amtrak)|
|Fare zone||4 (SEPTA)|
|Passengers (2018)||13,614 |
Newark Passenger Station
|Location||429 S. College Avenue,|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.04 ha)|
|Architect||S. T. Fuller|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian, High Victorian|
|NRHP reference No.||82002346|
|Added to NRHP||May 7, 1982|
Newark station is a train station in Newark, Delaware, on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, serving a limited number of Amtrak Northeast Regional trains and SEPTA Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail trains.
The Newark station is the southern terminus of weekday service for SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line; it does not serve the station on weekends or holidays. Like all stations in Delaware, SEPTA service is provided under contract and funded through DART First State. Amtrak Northeast Regional service at Newark station is limited; the station sees one train in each direction on weekdays, an additional northbound train on Thursdays and Fridays and an additional southbound train on Fridays, and three trains in each direction on weekends.
The station is located at Mopar Drive and South College Avenue, and travelers arriving at the station must walk a few blocks north along South College Avenue to reach the University of Delaware or the businesses centered on Main Street. A 380 space parking lot exists, mostly serving park and ride passengers bound for Wilmington, Delaware, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The James F. Hall Trail also runs along the north side of the tracks.
The station building, originally constructed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in 1877, is adjacent to the southbound platform, and at one time also had connecting branches to Pomeroy, Pennsylvania and Delaware City, Delaware. It is now home to the Newark Historical Society,but does not function as a train station. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since May 7, 1982. The station is built on a "T" plan with a hipped cross-gable roof and Victorian detailing such as ornamental brackets and sawtooth brickwork.
In 1986, Newark's city council authorized an application for a state of Delaware Bicentennial Improvement Fund grant for the acquisition and redevelopment of the Newark station, and on March 27, 1987, Amtrak deeded the station building to the city. By September, the city had hired John Milner Associates of West Chester, Pa., to develop architectural specifications for restoration. Restoration work encompassed the first floor ticket booths, the ladies' and men's waiting rooms, modernized upstairs offices, and rebuilt canopies on the exterior. SEPTA has now been to Newark, Delaware since 1997.
Prior to the mid-1980s a grade crossing was located shortly to the West of the station. As part of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project it was removed and replaced with an overpass.
In 2012 a new federal grant was awarded to upgrade the station into a multi-modal hub. This includes new platform, eliminating grade crossings, upgrades to the adjacent rail yard and new ticketing machines.
Track upgrades to increase capacity between Newark and Wilmington are underway including rebuilding and reconfiguring interlockings and adding a third track to 1.5 miles of the line.
An extension of MARC's Penn Line commuter rail service from its current terminus at Perryville, Maryland has been discussed, connecting Newark to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Currently, the MTA funds a local bus connection between Newark and Baltimore with a transfer at Elkton station.A bill in Maryland awaiting the signature of Governor Larry Hogan would extend MARC service from Perryville to Newark. In 2020, Representative Edward Osienski and Senator Stephanie Hansen cosponsored a resolution to the Delaware General Assembly that will add commuter rail service between Newark and Perryville, involving an extension of MARC service to connect with SEPTA at Newark and provide an alternate to Amtrak for Delaware residents wanting to travel to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. This resolution will be introduced into the Delaware General Assembly in 2021.
On July 17, 2017, construction began on a project that will add new tracks, accessible platforms and a new station building. A groundbreaking ceremony was held with Governor John Carney, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester in attendance. The first phase of the project added more parking spaces and reconfigured the intersection with South College Avenue at the station. The second phase will construct the new station building, which will have restrooms, a waiting area, and parking for bicycles. A covered pedestrian bridge is also planned to be constructed over the tracks. The new station will have a high-level accessible platform between two tracks, allowing the station to serve two trains at one time.On May 30, 2018, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new station building, with Governor Carney and Senator Carper in attendance. The project will allow for the expansion of SEPTA service at the station and for a possible extension of MARC service from Maryland.
Newark consists of a side platform adjacent to Track A that serves all SEPTA trains, with concrete crossovers providing access to Track 2 for northbound Amtrak trains. A side platform adjacent to Track 3 serves southbound Amtrak trains.
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Track 3||← Northeast Regional toward Washington (Aberdeen) |
← Other Amtrak services do not stop here
|Track 2||Northeast Regional toward New York (Wilmington) → |
Other Amtrak services do not stop here →
|Track 1||← Limited use →|
|Track A||← Wilmington/Newark Line alighting passengers only |
Wilmington/Newark Line toward Temple University (Churchmans Crossing) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Street level||Exit/entrance and parking|
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