Newark Penn Station is located in Raymond Plaza and is a stop on the Raritan Valley, North Jersey Coast and Northeast Coast commuter rail lines. Amtrak, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Newark Light Rail all use Newark Penn Station on their routes.
Newark Penn Station is generally open seven days a week and provides 14 ticket vending machines, as of July 2015. Travellers can purchase train or bus tickets at these vending machines or from the ticket office. The station provides bike racks and lockers, and many trains allow collapsible and standard-frame bikes on the train. Newark Penn Station is handicap-accessible and offers free Wi-Fi for travellers. Service animals, police dogs and small, caged pets are allowed on trains departing from Newark Penn Station.
The New Jersey Transit website provides detailed information about ticket options, schedules and fares, transit routes and station parking. Additionally, New Jersey Transit offers a mobile application called DepartureVision, which travellers can use to access train departure screens, departure times, destination information and real-time train statuses. The website also provides a station area map and parking map of Newark Penn Station, as well as an interactive Google map of New Jersey, which travellers can use to get directions to or from the station.