Metro North - Harlem - 125th Street Station

Train Station
East Harlem, New York
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    "Popeyes chicken and wait for s train"(5 Tips)
    Lisa V.
    "Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits"(2 Tips)
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  • Jere K.
    Jere KeysMay 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Becca M.
    Becca MMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Alex
    AlexJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn H.November 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadApril 30
    Been here 10+ times
    If the ticket station when you walk in has a line, walk down 20 feet and you'll see four others. Also a great view of East Harlem from the platform.
  • 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.
  • al b.
    al bedellAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 50+ times
    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)
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a convenient option if you live uptown. Good bus connection to the UWS via M60.
  • Ivan C.
    Ivan ColonSeptember 24, 2016
    This station can really be a blessing or a curse. Below the station is A verity of food and shops and access to the 4 5 & 6 lines. Just to get off the train too late at night.
  • Carlton W.
    Carlton W.March 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DrozdovJanuary 16, 2016
    MNR APP - If you are going to ride Metro North this is a must have.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CubbellottiNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're traveling in the city and need to get there fast, buy a cityticket and you'll save a few bucks.
  • 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.
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DurkinMarch 30, 2013
    don't mess with the subways on the weekend if you can afford to pay triple for MetroNorth!
  • 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.
  • laura r.
    laura rubinSeptember 17, 2012
    Buy the 10 ride pass online and you will save over 10% for off-peak trips.
  • Heather R.
    Heather ReynoldsMay 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Easier to get to from UES vs GC..especially in peak times
  • 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
  • Peter W.
    Peter WApril 14, 2012
    If you are using a bike, get a permit at the window.
  • Viking R.
    Viking Real WorldSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾December 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • laura h.
    laura horakJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    grab the #4 subway down the block to make it to the upper east side (86th & lex) in 10-15 mins
  • Gabe D.
    Gabe DunnAugust 17, 2010
    Don't stop here if you're hungry. The Popeyes from downstairs is so fresh and tasty smelling!
  • Corey H.
    Corey HorobApril 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you need a ticket, be sure to show up a good 10 minutes beforehand. Lines can be long.
  • John G.
    John GelbiusNovember 29, 2013
    All bathrooms out of order. Popeyes bathroom out of order too.
  • Ms. C. ?.
    Ms. C. ?August 24, 2011
    Must leave early to arrive on time..:-) ugghhhh!!!
  • Lizzie C.
    Lizzie CMarch 28, 2012
    Deli grocery to get a beer while you wait.
  • 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
  • R K.
    R KMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Harlem hues..
  • HighBaldy
    HighBaldySeptember 10, 2011
    Safe station. Police station in waiting area. Cops friendly
  • Esther C.
    Esther C.November 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid sitting with Fordham passengers. They like to talk on the phone in the wee hours of the morning.
  • Missmac731
    Missmac731May 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The grand central trian is running 10 minutes behind schedule.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DonnarummoAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    No lock on the men's room door. I would only use it for number one!
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"August 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Connect here to get to Yankee Stadium.
  • Vance A.
    Vance AstrovikApril 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don t you think they could open more than one checkout the first day of the month?
  • 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.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BuckleyJanuary 10, 2015
    It's a train station. They have trains.
  • 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!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MojicaFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a haven for the homeless and the panhandlers..
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DurkinMarch 30, 2013
    hoppy Easter peoples!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhitleyNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid the gypsy cabs on 125th and pick up a yellow cab on the north end of the station.
  • Howard
    HowardAugust 21, 2013
    Why is grand central air conditioned and this station isn't???
  • ileana
    ileanaSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    alternative commuting...
  • 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
  • Roderick S.
    Roderick SayersApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't expect a clean rodent free station.
  • Lisa V.
    Lisa VeazJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 9, 2014
    Lots of bums hanging around
  • 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.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HeringtonDecember 17, 2011
    Want to avoid the drama on the 4 take this train
  • AJ B.
    AJ BorgesDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CarpenterMay 12, 2011
    Look straight ahead and get where you're going!
  • Cari
    CariJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    El Barrio means .... no AC in waiting area
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RojasDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Monthly ticket for metro north is now $417.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RothAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Trains stop here and it's useless.
  • Kireeti G.
    Kireeti GJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Vending machine on track 3 is broke!
  • Danielle
    DanielleAugust 22, 2014
    Time to go home...
  • Wendy W.
    Wendy WoodDecember 21, 2012
    Train on time!
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HollandJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    My home is good!!:)
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Popeyes chicken and wait for s train
  • Spencer P.
    Spencer PingelDecember 14, 2012
    Trains running pithily
  • Danny C.
    Danny ChorikiJanuary 9, 2011
    H3NYC Riddle 4: Summer Stage – Up north?
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RamseyJuly 20, 2016
    Skip it if possible
  • Sun Y.
    Sun YungDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Need to be careful at night
  • Carmen K.
    Carmen KhanSeptember 8, 2011
    Bathrooms are always out of order.
  • 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.
  • Lilibeth
    LilibethOctober 3, 2010
    The 4, 5, 6 trains are a block away.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DNovember 24, 2011
    Smells like weed!
  • Luke V.
    Luke Vander LindenAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Peter sucks!
  • Roger
    RogerSeptember 3, 2011
    Nothing but fast food surrounds you.
  • Vane H.
    Vane HidalgoFebruary 16, 2012
    me fui chao <3
    GIZELLE AzureNovember 25, 2011
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