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Railroad Stations in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 9 listings
Trains are a great form of public transportation. Railroads have been around for about two centuries now and have varied in popularity. With increasing concerns over the availability and price of oil public transportation has become more popular.
Glossary:
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.

Pennsylvania Station

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.

Penn Station
LARGER MAP

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

  • Police
  • Baggage Room
  • Waiting Room
  • Rest Rooms (in Waiting Room)
  • Lost and Found
  • Information
  • Shops and Restaurants: McDonalds, Hot n' Crusty Cinnamon Buns, Pizza Hut, Knot Just Pretzels, Dunkin Donuts, Shoeshine, Smoothie King, and Penn Books.

Services at LIRR Station at Penn Station

  • Police
  • Baggage Room
  • Waiting Room
  • Rest Rooms (in Waiting Room)
  • Lost and Found
  • Information
  • Shops and Restaurants: McDonalds, Hot n' Crusty Cinnamon Buns, Pizza Hut, Knot Just Pretzels, Dunkin Donuts, Shoeshine, Smoothie King, and Penn Books.

Grand Central 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.

Grand Central Station
LARGER MAP

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

  • Police
  • Baggage Room
  • Waiting Room
  • Rest Rooms
  • Lost and Found
  • Information
  • Shops and Restaurants: Grand Central Station is home to many retailers and restaurants. Among the retailers are such names as Dahlia, Banana Republic, Godiva Chocolatier and Kenneth Cole. More information on the available retail shops can be found at Grand Central Station Restaurants. Restaurants available at Grand Central include: the Caviarteria, Michael Jordan's The Steak House NYC, the Oyster Bar & Restaurant and Drink City. Additional restaurant information can be found at www.grandcentralterminal.com.
Railroad Stations in New York

Passenger Stations in New York (9 listings total)

Grand Central Terminal

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
Tours: 212-697-1245; Tours: 212-935-3960
Website: grandcentralterminal.com

LIRR Station

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)
Pennsylvania Station,

PATH

The primary link between Manhattan & nearby urban communities & suburban commuter railroads in New Jersey. Click here for Path Train Stations.
Tel 212-435-7000
Tel: 800-234-7284; Website: panynj.gov

PATH

Click here to see a Location.
Christopher St., betw Greenwich & Hudson St,

PATH

Click here to see a Location.
W. 14th St., at 6th Ave.,

PATH

Click here to see a Location.
W. 23rd St., 6th Ave.,

PATH - Greenwich Village

W. 9th St., Greenwich Village NY 10011 At 6th Ave.,

PATH - Midtown South

W. 33rd St., Midtown South NY 10001 6th Ave.,

Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station)

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,