Railroad Stations in New York
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New York City
|Train station||railway or railroad stations|
|Platform||where train departs from|
|MTA||Metropolitan Transport Authority|
|Peak||Morning: 6 to 9, Evening 16 - 19|
|Off-Peak||Day 9 - 16, night 19 to 6 & all weekend|
Train Stations in Manhattan
Penn Station, located between 32nd and 33rd St and 7th and 8th Ave, serves Amtrak (long-distance), New Jersey Transit (west to New Jersey), and the LIRR (east to Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island). The station has twenty-one tracks and serves over 600,000 passengers a day.
Grand Central Station, located on 42nd St between Park & Lexington Aves serves MetroNorth (north of NYC to Westchester county and nearby Connecticut).
PATH Train Stations. The PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson), a rapid light rail transit line, is the major commuter line to New Jersey and has six underground stations in Manhattan. They are located along 6th Ave at 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St and 9th St. Other stops are at the World Trade Center and Christopher St at Hudson St.
History Often called "Penn Station", it is now situated under Madison Square Garden Sports and Entertainment Complex. "Penn Station" really refers to the old Pennsylvania Station terminus of Pennsylvania Road in NYC designed by McKim, Mead & White. The beautiful structure with marble floors, a vaulted ceiling and a concourse roofed with glass was completed in 1906. It was razed in 1964, despite much protest, and all passenger facilities moved underground. For pictures and more history check out Lorraine B. Diehl's website at users.aol.com/pennsy/index.htm. Penn Station may soon return to something close to its initial glory. Amtrak hopes to move the station across Eighth Avenue to the 1913 General Post Office Building which was designed by McKim, Mead & White. For more information on the proposed move the Municipial Art Society's plan at www.rngarchitects.com/penn.html.
Location: Main entrance is located on 7th Ave between 34th and 33rd Sts.
Rail Lines Served:
Amtrak provides intercity service, most notably the Northeast Corridor from Washington, D.C. (3hrs) and to Boston, Mass. (5.5 hrs). Amtrak shares its departure and arrival gates with New Jersey Transit. The LIRR has its own station complex.
LIRR (Long Island Railroad) runs electric commuter trains under the East River and out to Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island. They have separate railroad station facilities in Penn Station with their own gates and ticket booths. See diagram.
NJT (New Jersey Transit) provides services across the Hudson River to Jersey City and Newark and from there to northern New Jersey down to Atlantic City. It shares platforms with Amtrak.
Services at Amtrak's Penn Station
Services at LIRR Station at Penn Station
History: Construction completed in 1913. Recently renovated with new stores and restaurants. It has become a shopping center in addition to railroad station. For more information on the history of Grand Central Station check out the Grand Central Station History portion of Pierce Haviland's NJ, NY & CT Railroad Page (haviland.org/rail). Grand Central Station, with its awe-inspiring main concourse and majestic staircase is a truely magnificent structure. In fact, the Whispering Gallery was named by Eric Nash as one of "New York's Fifty Best Architectural Treasures." General information as well as history can be found on the MTA's Grand Central Terminal website.
Location: 42nd St between Park and Lexington Aves
Rail Lines Served:
Metro-North which serves Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties & Connecticut.
Services Found in Grand Central Station
|Recently brought back to its original splendor. It is not only a train station but also a tourist attraction with an elegant shopping mall of wonderful boutiques. Click here for a map of the station|
|Vanderbilt Ave., Midtown NY||Tel 212-818-1777|
|General Info:||212-340-2210;||Group Sales:||212-340-3404|
|This is the only LIRR station in Manhattan. Tickets, entrance to train tracks, pizza, Newsstands & the tired commuters are located on the lower level...(Amtrak trains are located on the upper level)|
|The hub of rail transportation in New York City. Amtrak, NJ Transit & LI RailRoads all come to this centrally located terminal. Click here for a map of Penn Station . Click here to see a picture of the front, and here for a picture of inside.. Click here for Location.|
|Madison Square Garden,|