Metro North - Harlem - 125th Street Station

Train Station
East Harlem, New York
  • Thomas R.
    "Popeyes chicken and wait for s train"(5 Tips)
    Lisa V.
    "Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits"(2 Tips)
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  • popeye
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  • quiet
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  • Alex
    AlexJuly 7, 2012
    If your arriving from the north, go to the last few cars, you'll be closer to the exit that's open all times. Stairs on the S.Bound side of 125 are typically locked late night and weekends.
  • William H.
    William H.November 26, 2015
    If you're traveling on a holiday (Thanksgiving or Christmas in particular) make sure you get there early enough to buy a ticket. Even the lines for the machines are super long.
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJune 4, 2013
    Harlem's version of Grand Central Station is a convergence of upper east side and Westchester county, it's a wonder that they can't keep the riff raff at bay outside of this waiting area. Convenient.
  • Becca M.
    Becca MMarch 21, 2013
    If you live in the upper east side, it's much easier to get on the train here rather than GCT. Plus, you're cutting 10 minutes off your commute!
  • al b.
    al bedellAugust 28, 2012
    There's a popeyes next to the train station which is the best thing in the world probably. also sometimes the bathrooms are usable and other times they r def not
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BeauchampOctober 17, 2011
    When you need a peak/off peak round trip ticket on one ticket-skip the machines,and head to the ticket window (and you'll make em smile if you pay w/exact change)
  • Jere K.
    Jere KeysMay 2, 2014
    Don't be an a**hole. Standing on the stairs or at the top of the stairs causes an annoying bottleneck. Wait for your train in the ground floor lobby or walk all the way onto the platform.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Allison E.
    Allison EspositoMarch 21, 2014
    There are no ticket machines on the platform so make sure to buy your tickets downstairs to save time (and an elevator ride).
  • Roger S.
    Roger SchonfeldAugust 26, 2014
    Such a convenient option if you live uptown. Good bus connection to the UWS via M60.
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KDecember 2, 2011
    Q&N is a good place to avoid fast food. Good create your own salad in the back of the store and not too expensive!
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CubbellottiNovember 20, 2011
    If you're traveling in the city and need to get there fast, buy a cityticket and you'll save a few bucks.
  • Carlton W.
    Carlton W.March 30, 2013
    Trains to Grand Central are generally on Tracks 2 and 4, trains to New Haven, Stamford, Wassaic, North White Plains, and Southeast on Track 3, and trains to Croton and Poughkeepsie on Track 1.
  • Walsh M.
    Walsh MakajJuly 10, 2015
    The line for ticket can be annoying. Show up 10 minutes earlier. During the night feels a little weird because all you see are crack heads and bums. Much faster than 42nd street.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DrozdovJanuary 16
    MNR APP - If you are going to ride Metro North this is a must have.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SonMarch 25, 2012
    Going to see moms and pops in ct. Goes to brewster in 70 min. Always on time. Winter season sometimes disrupts the workflow
  • laura h.
    laura horakJuly 21, 2010
    grab the #4 subway down the block to make it to the upper east side (86th & lex) in 10-15 mins
  • Corey H.
    Corey HorobApril 14, 2010
    If you need a ticket, be sure to show up a good 10 minutes beforehand. Lines can be long.
  • Edmond F.
    Edmond FernandezApril 15, 2012
    even though it's more money i like to go and take it to manhattan because it's faster sorry 4,5,6,train
  • Diane L.
    Diane LavineDecember 6, 2015
    Further to lines on holidays. Eventually lines do long, missed my train, but got to ride free.
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DurkinMarch 30, 2013
    don't mess with the subways on the weekend if you can afford to pay triple for MetroNorth!
  • Gabe D.
    Gabe DunnAugust 17, 2010
    Don't stop here if you're hungry. The Popeyes from downstairs is so fresh and tasty smelling!
  • francisco a.
    francisco andaurMay 6, 2010
    Yeah don't listen to Peter. It takes 10 minutes to get from 125th to 42nd on the Metro North. <3 @ Peter. + you avoid the crazies on the 4 and 5 train :D
  • laura r.
    laura rubinSeptember 17, 2012
    Buy the 10 ride pass online and you will save over 10% for off-peak trips.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KnierimOctober 19, 2009
    If you're headed downtown (Union Square or below), you might want to get off here and take the 4/5 subway instead of making the transfer at Grand Central.
  • Viking R.
    Viking Real WorldSeptember 27, 2011
    There are tons of beggars here. Please do us all a favor and say no to them all. The pregnant woman has been "pregnant" for 2 years, my friend.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WApril 14, 2012
    If you are using a bike, get a permit at the window.
  • Heather R.
    Heather ReynoldsMay 23, 2012
    Easier to get to from UES vs GC..especially in peak times
  • Corey B.
    Corey BriskinJuly 6, 2010
    Don't arrive early expecting to find A/C in the waiting room. It's actually cooler outside on the platform than inside!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾December 10, 2014
    So great to catch the MNR in my neighborhood!
  • Leonardo J.
    Leonardo JarvisApril 13, 2012
    Ignore the loudmouthed folks it's the quiet ones you gotta worry about
  • Whit R.
    Whit RotheApril 21, 2012
    Much easier to leave here from the UES than Grand Central.
  • Tony D.
    Tony DeMicheleMarch 24, 2013
    On every metro north train from GCT to NH... "Express to New Haven; First stop, Stamford." LIES!! First stop is Harlem 125th!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DonnarummoAugust 11, 2011
    No lock on the men's room door. I would only use it for number one!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhitleyNovember 17, 2010
    Avoid the gypsy cabs on 125th and pick up a yellow cab on the north end of the station.
  • Ms. C. ?.
    Ms. C. ?August 24, 2011
    Must leave early to arrive on time..:-) ugghhhh!!!
  • HighBaldy
    HighBaldySeptember 10, 2011
    Safe station. Police station in waiting area. Cops friendly
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsNovember 5, 2010
    PHOTO: 1949 funeral procession for Bill (Bojangles) Robinson along 125th St. Click "More Info" to see photo Read more
  • Finny A.
    Finny AkersJanuary 16, 2012
    Don't listen to Peter! He's lame and is probably friends with the "pregnant" girl and crazy homeless guy
  • John G.
    John GelbiusNovember 29, 2013
    All bathrooms out of order. Popeyes bathroom out of order too.
  • Esther C.
    Esther C.November 19, 2012
    Avoid sitting with Fordham passengers. They like to talk on the phone in the wee hours of the morning.
  • Lizzie C.
    Lizzie CMarch 28, 2012
    Deli grocery to get a beer while you wait.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SonMarch 25, 2012
    Its always dirty here. But I switch to 4, 5, 6 train here and I take the metro north commuter rail to CT.
  • Missmac731
    Missmac731May 26, 2012
    The grand central trian is running 10 minutes behind schedule.
  • R K.
    R KMarch 27, 2014
    Harlem hues..
  • Vance A.
    Vance AstrovikApril 2, 2012
    Don t you think they could open more than one checkout the first day of the month?
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"August 2, 2014
    Connect here to get to Yankee Stadium.
  • AJ B.
    AJ BorgesDecember 7, 2010
    It's easier to get off here than to get off at Grand Central. 4,5,6 is a block away. 2,3 is three blocks away. Less people. No crowds. Faster.
  • Toni B.
    Toni BirchJuly 23, 2010
    Try to avoid the crazy homeless man with bald head and beard that wants to ask u A question.
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DurkinMarch 30, 2013
    hoppy Easter peoples!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CarpenterMay 12, 2011
    Look straight ahead and get where you're going!
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