A mass transit experience, for visitors and regulars alike.. In Short Penn Station provides LIRR, NJ Transit, the MTA and Amtrak riders with a central hub for getting into, out of, and around New York City. LIRR occupies tracks 13 and above, NJT and Amtrak get everything below. Restaurants and convenience stores set up travelers with food, alcohol and reading materials for the trip ahead.
Penn Station is a very small and congested train station. I t isn't as bad as Boston North Station in rush hour. It has good food and shops. I wish we still had the old beautiful Penn Station. Can't wait till the new one opens in 2005 at the Farley Post Office.