New York Penn Station

Penn Station in New York City

New York Penn Station

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New York Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station-commonly known as Penn Station-is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. Serving 300,000 passengers a day (compared to 140,000 across town at Grand Central Terminal) at a rate of up to a thousand every 90 seconds, it is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States and by far the busiest train station in North America.

The station is located in the underground levels of Pennsylvania Plaza, an urban complex between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue and between 31st and 33rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. It is adjoined to Madison Square Garden and resides in close proximity to other Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy’s at Herald Square.

The former Pennsylvania Station, built in 1910 and demolished in 1964, was one of New York’s great architectural glories. Fortunately, its sister building, the grand General Post Office across the street, also designed by famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, will eventually become the new Moynihan Station. New York Penn Station
Penn Station is at the center of the Northeast Corridor, an electrified passenger rail line extending southward from the New York City Metropolitan Area to Washington, D.C. and northward to Boston. Intercity trains are operated by Amtrak which owns the entire station, while commuter rail services are operated by the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit. Connections are available within the complex to two stations of the New York City Subway, and to many bus services at street level. The two subway stations are at opposite ends of the complex (Eighth Avenue Line & Seventh Avenue Line) and otherwise unconnected.

Address

8th Ave & 31st St, New York, NY 10001

Admission

Free

Directions

By Subway:
1, 2, 3 at Seventh Avenue
A, C, E at Eighth Avenue

By Bus
M4, M7, M20, M34 / M34A Select Bus Service, Q32.

Other means
Amtrak, LIRR and NJT

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