Jondude11 wrote:Hi, I'm new to the boards, my name is Jon. I have a question though: What's the purpose of bringing Metro-North trains into Penn Station? Isn't Penn Station crowded enough? If anything, I think more trains should be brought into Grand Central if possible (I know LIRR is thinking of bringing some trains there). It's sad that Metro-North is the only railroad that gets to use such a beautiful station.
Amtrak has been out of Grand Central for over ten years now and they
are far better off with all of their service under the same roof. For a
person traveling to New York out of Albany, it is now a simple matter to
change for Philadelphia, Washington, all of New Jersey, all of Long
Island and the corridor route to Boston. Before that change, it was a
miserable subway transfer especially if you had baggage and it even
required a change of subway trains. Amtrak service improved greatly
when the Empire Corridor trains were switched to Penn Station.
Amtrak passengers coming down from Albany etc can easily change at
either Croton-Harmon or Yonkers to Metro-North trains for Grand Central
if they need to go there.