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Old 08-25-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Hello,

I currently live and work in Center City, PA and am looking at moving to Newark. We are expecting our first child this winter and I want to be in a more suburban area, and absolutely love Newark.

My question is... what is the true commute time between Newark and Center City? Is there anybody on here that does it every day? If so, what has your experience been like?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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What time do you get to work? What time do you leave? The answer will really vary depending in your timing. Could be 50 minutes or 75 minutes. Have you looked into the train?


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Old 08-26-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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6:46 is the express train. Gets to Suburban at 7:53. A rough hour.

7:24 - 8:58 are a few more trains, they take an hour and 20 minutes.

No way I would rely on the train if my boss cared about me being punctual.

Your saving grace would be (if you missed the train) that your car could get you to CC in 40 mins from Newark if you don't take the Schuylkill., If they're not repairing a bridge, if there's no crashes, no construction, etc.

Without unusual traffic, It takes 20 minutes to the state line, and then 20-25 to CC from there. You might consider driving to Marcus Hook, or even Claymont so that you have more trains, and a lesser margin to miss your train.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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Thank you for your replies.

I have a fairly flexible window of time when I can arrive and leave work, so the train that gets in at 7:53 would be perfect for me. Do either of you do it every day?

I was hoping to work 8-4 every day.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Why Newark and not something in PA or Jersey?
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:08 PM
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I take this train everyday into the city 5 days a week along with alot of others who it daily. The commute really isnt that bad. I get to sit back, relax and read a book. There is an express train that leaves Newark at 6:46am and gets you into center city by 7:52am. There are also a couple other morning trains one earlier and three leaving later. Also going back to Newark from the city there is an express train that leaves center city around 5:00 and gets you to Newark by 6:20. There are also a couple other night trains going back two earlier than 5:00 and two later. The septa train like is the Wilmington/Newark line R2. You can get the schedule at the regional rail stations or online.
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