NJ Transit, at first via its contract operator, Conrail, operated passenger service from Newark to West Trenton. This service was the descendent of the Reading Railroad's Crusader and Wall Street trains, which originally ran as through service from Reading Terminal in Philadelphia to Jersey City. This service was terminated in 1983 due to lack of ridership. The equipment consisted of self-propelled diesel passenger trains.
Currently the railroad tracks are owned by CSX and there are no station platforms along the line except at West Trenton, which is currently used by the SEPTA West Trenton Line, a commuter line to Philadelphia.