"Grand Central v Penn" Amtrak Tip by johngayton

Amtrak, New York City: 22 reviews and 16 photos

  Penn Station Concourse
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  • Penn Station Concourse - New York City
      Penn Station Concourse
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  • Grand Central Concourse - New York City
      Grand Central Concourse
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Whilst Grand Central has been lovingly restored to its former glory, poor old Penn Station has been continuously deconstructed and is but a shadow its former self. In the early part of the 20th century Penn rivalled Central both in its functionality and grandeur. Now, despite recent work by Amtrak, Central is the tourist attraction whilst Penn comes out the winner in the functionality stakes.

Penn is now the main Amtrak terminus as well as the hub for the subway and commuter rail lines for both local and upstate destinations. Penn does have, in my opinion, the better bar though!!

Wikipedia has a really good page on Penn and Central along with useful links.

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Type: Train
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Station_(New_York_City)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2006
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