Penn Station is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. Serving 300,000 passengers a day 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 s...
Stay to the right while standing on escalators to let people pass on the left
"Penn Station is home to Amtrak, NYC transit buses, NYC subway lines, the Bolt Bus and of course, Uncle Ricky’s piggy back rides." - Conan O'Brien
Great place if you want to catch a train.
Running across Penn at rush hour is a bit like football practice
Take the stairs; its good for you, and usually faster, depending on your athleticism.
Just keep in mind that this (commuting thing) sucks equally for everyone. Try to ignore the drunk sport-tards, guidos, and treat the homeless people and faux armed guards with courtesy.
It's all about the to go beers in brown paper bags
Bring hand sanitizer
Be sure to curse Robert Moses for having this place built!
If taking NJ transit or LIRR, try to use the 8th avenue side by Amtrak. The lines to get on the train are shorter and there is more room to breathe. You might even get a better seat on the train.
Tourists...please walk w purpose. Most of us are trying to get to work or home from it.
Bathrooms are gross
If you're riding Amtrak, wait downstairs underneath the big departure board. There are departure monitors there, and you can walk directly on to the track and be the first one on the train.
Stop being in my way.
Go inside your own soul and find true horror. Reward yourself with a can of Sprite.
I prefer its other name: The 10th Level of Hell.
I hate this place.
Pretty sure I stepped over a dead guy at the top of the escalator. Going to cry now.
Never, ever, ever use the men's room here unless it's an absolute Code Red situation.
Amtrak to Albany or other upstate destinations? Get in line at track 5. You'll be right & might get to board before it's posted. Sit on left side (facing front) for Hudson River views on your trip.
get a train beer to make the whole ordeal slightly more tolerable
Dont forget to get a Planet Smoothie. Good stuff and shakes.
Where once we entered like gods, now we scurry in like rats.
If you plan on buying a drink from one of the magazine vendors dont. Go to the Kmart and buy your beverage there and save a $1
best place to find homeless people in nyc!
Welcome to New York! If you want to listen to the local NPR station, turn your dial to FM 93.9 (WNYC) or FM 90.7 (WFUV) . Enjoy your trip.
Stop being in Peter Shankman's way
If you miss your train catch the next one.
When here, I am reminded of my friend nicknamed, “Third Rail Rick.” Which only makes sense if you know he survived an electrical substation station accident back in ‘93.
If you know you're running late for train leaving penn - be sure to get in at front of subway from uptown an rear if coming from downtown!
Beware of both homeless people and pickpockets...
Going to JFK? There's a cafe here that will pour 2 mini-bottles of wine or champagne into a huge cup w ice for $7. Much cheaper than the airport. Just make sure to finish before security check!
PRO TIP: Waiting for Amtrak and hoping to get a window seat? Don't stare at the board like a zombie. Make nice with the info booth person. They'll tip you off of the track ahead of time.
Do NOT use the bathroom by Amtrack. All crackheads. Go by the LIRR or New Jersey transit.
Beware of loose women and hockey fans.
If you see something, say something.
hold your breath.
Oh what a crowded station! Take out your Apple device and ...let the music play!
DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING. THIS PLACE IS OVERFLOWING WITH GERMS.
Taking NJ Transit? Use the ticket machines all the way in the back. Hardly ever a line.
Do not walk 1mph and take up the whole stairs walking up/down them.
to avoid the line and get a seat on the regional express, watch for the Amtrak employee to reverse the escalator--that is your stairway
Amtrak offers free wifi in the concourse
Did you know that leashed dogs are allowed in the station? You can take Fido on your next trip out East or to the Shore, but he must be in a crate when you board the train.
Feeling thirsty, buy drinks from Kmart rather than the other stores. Saved a dollar on a water and a Red Bull, and I could use my debit card.
Buy NJ Transit tix ahead of time for busy weekends!