New Jersey Transit - River Line Trenton Reviews
Riding New Jersey Transit - River Line (Camden - Trenton) Jul 08, 2011
New Jersey Transit, River Line - New Jersey Transit is the main public transportation agency in the State of New Jersey. There are several modes of transport and they include bus, rail and light rail.
The River Line is a light rail system that runs primarily along Routes 129, 295 and 130 in Southern New Jersey from the Trenton Transit Center at its northern terminus to Camden’s Entertainment Center in the southern section allowing for access for points in Mercer, Burlington and Camden Counties. Riding from end to end takes approximately one hour.
The views along the line are better than the SEPTA trains and the River Line trains are newer.
Tips (Going to Philadelphia?):
- The River Line is an excellent alternative (if you have time and are on a budget) to SEPTA (to Philadelphia). From the Trenton Transit Center ride to the Walter Rand Transit Center in Camden and then onto Philadelphia’s Center City (where most of the downtown businesses and attractions are located) through the PATCO trains.
- From the Walter Rand Transportation Center go inside building and down escalator/stairs for PATCO trains. Total River Line + PATCO cost is $2.90 (1.50 +1.40) vs. $8.75 on PATCO. Use $6 saved to purchase beer or other enjoyable beverage.
-There is no late night service after 10pm on the line until 6am in the morning. If your destination is Trenton (New York, Newark etc) from Philadelphia, I would then suggest SEPTA, if elsewhere consult bus schedules.
- Purchase ticket from vending machine and validate it prior to boarding.
- From the Trenton Transit Center, walk out into the street and cross South Clinton Avenue for access.
See NJ Transit Riders Guide for good information:
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Don't waste your time Oct 14, 2011
The train is always overfilled during rush hours and often is delayed making commuters late to work. They only put 2 cars on each train even tho they know it is used for rush hour commuters. It is unreliable and many of the passengers appear shady - a lot of yelling and swearing. There is a violent air on this transit and I often feel I am taking my life into my hands when I ride the River Line. Recently there were gun shots fired at the station in Riverside, NJ. It's a drug line from Trenton to Camden and back. Stay away if you can. It's not worth the cheap fare.