New York Penn Station

New York Penn Station

Train Station · Hell's Kitchen
1 Penn Plz (btwn W 31st & W 33rd St), New York, NY 10001, United States
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    • 24 Hours
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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 station in North America.

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    Omar a.
    "You should always use amtrak express trains | Wireless + faster!"(103 Tips)
    Michelle K.
    "The best bagels in the morning are at zaro's near NJ transit"(60 Tips)
    Tinkerella66 T.
    "Acela lounge"(24 Tips)
    Christy C.
    "For how annoyingly crowded it os, Penn Station is very efficient."(21 Tips)
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  • Jim W.

    For those new to NYC, when doors open "in" to a building, they are IN doors, those that open "out" are OUT doors. Here Endeth the lesson. Please choose responsibly.

    Jim White · 6 days ago
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  • Gothamist

    Alleviate some pains of Penn Station. Pennsy, the new gourmet food hall above it, is coming in strong with a lineup of top chefs debuting fast casual concepts. Grab a bite before a long train ride! Read more

    Gothamist · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jasmine

    Easiest access to the NJ Transit tracks is from the entrance at the corner of 31st and 7th.

    Jasmine · December 14, 2015
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  • shannie C.

    Remould. Renew

    shannie Chen · December 14, 2015
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  • Mikey D.

    NJT Tips to save a life: use Departure Vision on your phone to see if your track's announced, use the Amtrak 8th Ave side if it's crazy busy, and if there are delays: PATH it to Hoboken, don't wait.

    Mikey Dunn · December 6, 2015
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  • Ameer I.

    Staff and service always 5 star!!!!!!!!!!

    Ameer Ican · November 25, 2015
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  • Shalini

    Located on 33rd between the 7th & 8th layers of hell. This place is so disorganized, the worst.

    Shalini · November 24, 2015
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  • Gordon M.

    If you're catching a flight in Newark, get on the NJ Transit line towards Trenton. Keep your ticket for the scanners on the AirTrain gates at the airport.

    Gordon Mei · November 12, 2015
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  • Sally M.

    Krispy Kreme

    Sally Melville · October 30, 2015
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  • Edward D.

    I really like this place! There are so many food and drink options and its located near the heart of Manhattan. Public restrooms are pretty clean, all things considered.

    Edward Delfino · October 10, 2015
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  • sabler

    Pass the time by guessing if the drunk guy screaming on the concourse is just insane or a Knicks fan.

    sabler · October 3, 2015
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  • David S.

    Headed to Newark airport? Get your ticket from the NJ Transit machines, NOT the Amtrak machines. Look for EWR on the departures board to find your platform.

    David Smith · October 1, 2015
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  • Jay E.

    This place needs an update badly.

    Jay Eagleson · September 2, 2015
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  • David W.

    Score some packaged kosher Fresko meals at Jamba Juice- LIRR level (Star-K, $5-10)

    David Weinberger · July 28, 2015
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  • sabler

    "This place is fantastic," said one contestant at the National Sarcasm Awards.

    sabler · July 4, 2015
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  • Crystal W.

    Beautiful Drawings almost everywhere in Penn ;)

    Crystal Ward · June 26, 2015
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  • sabler

    True fact: housed in a complex that's *literally* shaped like a toilet.

    sabler · June 20, 2015
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  • sabler

    Built using the "Mall in a questionable neighborhood" style that was so popular in the 60s.

    sabler · May 28, 2015
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  • sabler

    Mad Max is a documentary about this place during rush hour.

    sabler · May 23, 2015
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    NY Penn Station famously does not announce tracks until minutes before departure. Skip frantic chaos by requesting redcap service. Redcap will seat you 10 minutes before track is publicly announced!

    Jeffrey Zeldman · May 20, 2015
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  • sabler

    If misery loves company, this is where they hold the annual convention.

    sabler · May 9, 2015
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  • Elyssa A.

    If traveling by Amtrak, use the train entrance at 31st & 8th or 33rd & 8th.

    Elyssa Albert · May 4, 2015
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  • Amber E.

    its a train station

    Amber E · May 4, 2015
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  • Citi Bike

    In a rush to catch an afternoon train? Citi Bike valet service is available Mon-Fri from 3-7pm at 8th Ave and W 31st St for stress-free docking.

    Citi Bike · May 3, 2015
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  • sabler

    Don't wash the clothing you wear here, per CDC guidelines it must be burned.

    sabler · May 1, 2015
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  • summer d.

    I love Penn Station. They have great food choices.

    summer daidone · April 27, 2015
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  • Avin N.

    I'd rather spend all day in Times Square than 10 minutes in this disgusting shit hole

    Avin Narasimhan · April 27, 2015
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  • Rosie V.

    First time riding on Amtrak and I actually am looking forward to go on it again! Gonna get a roomette or a super liner next time! Comfy seats and plenty of leg room!

    Rosie Vallakia · April 26, 2015
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  • Mark M.

    don't go here late at night

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 20, 2015
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  • Eddie

    Though most of the time it's quite busy, overall a easy way to commute to different places all over, which is a good thing. Most trains (LIRR) are on time and plenty of cops and national guard 2 help.

    Eddie · April 17, 2015
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  • Jill H.

    Like being in an episode of The Walking Dead late night.

    Jill Hornstein · April 16, 2015
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  • Gabriel H.

    The LIRR is so much better setup than NJ Transit.

    Gabriel Hayes · April 13, 2015
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  • Mikey D.

    The LIRR wing's got the goods: Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Red Mango, and even a Kmart.

    Mikey Dunn · April 12, 2015
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  • Joey L.

    Absolute horror show at all times.

    Joey Liverano · April 8, 2015
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  • Shay

    Waiting area is a little hot. With no train status display

    Shay · April 8, 2015
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  • Alyssa B.

    It's like that guy in broad city says: it's kinda a deal breaker

    Alyssa Bereznak · April 7, 2015
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  • Omar a.

    You should always use amtrak express trains | Wireless + faster!

    Omar al-Dafa 🇶🇦 · April 6, 2015
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  • Julia😋

    This place is a hell hole past 1 am. Sad.

    Julia😋 · April 4, 2015
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  • sabler

    On a rainy, summer day, the leaky IRT platform is a great place for a quick shower.

    sabler · April 4, 2015
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  • Lindsey K.

    Get in and get out.

    Lindsey Kim · March 30, 2015
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  • Greg J.

    Just a shell of what it used to be.

    Greg Jones · March 22, 2015
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  • Allison K.

    This place is hell. At least they sell cheap beer.

    Allison Kasic · March 22, 2015
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  • sabler

    No one actually checks your ticket at the LIRR waiting room, so loiter with your bagged beer that isn't fooling anyone all you like.

    sabler · March 21, 2015
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  • Nickie S.

    This place is hell on earth.

    Nickie Sam · March 20, 2015
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  • Ailie C.

    You've gotta be aggressive walking through here or you'll get trampled over!

    Ailie Chang · March 17, 2015
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  • Joseph S.

    Worst place to find yourself.

    Joseph St. Cyr · March 10, 2015
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  • High Speed Rail USA

    Waiting on a delayed train? Report it with the @Delay Tracker app! Read more

    High Speed Rail USA · March 8, 2015
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  • Chris N.

    Fairly easy to navigate. Middle of everything.

    Chris Nixon · March 8, 2015
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  • Guilherme

    Worst station ever... Bad information, bad access... Bad overall...

    Guilherme · March 7, 2015
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  • Ben B.

    Get in, get out, get on with your life.

    Ben Bearnot · March 5, 2015
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