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Located directly under Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is one of New York City's busiest train stations and transit hubs. This inner-city commuter station is accessed by thousands of residents and visitors every day, and makes it easy to get around town and to the outlying areas of New York and New Jersey.
Penn Station operates as a terminal for a number of rail and bus routes. Some of the biggest platforms include: Amtrak, MTA Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, MTA New York City Subway, MTA New York City Bus, Intercity Bus, and New York City Subway. All of these railways and bus routes coming into one place make this a very busy place -- especially during rush hour.
Facilities on Site
With this many platforms, there are plenty of facilities available for travelers. The ClubAcela Lounge is a private Amtrak club that offers facilities for club members and first class travelers. Other guests may prefer to grab a snack at one of the on-site restaurants or visit any of the shops and rest areas within the station.
Getting to the Station
While parking is at a premium, there are obviously many public transportation options for getting to Penn Station. Riding the city subway, bus, or train systems can get you to Penn Station, and then wherever it is you are looking to go afterwards.
While few people seek to visit Penn Station as a destination, there is plenty to see and do when you are passing through or waiting for your train. The owners have done much to make it a comfortable and enjoyable place to visit. As the city carries on, it will be interesting to see how Penn Station grows further to help passengers better travel throughout the "Big Apple."
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