34th Street – Penn Station (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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34th Street – Penn Station
NYCS A NYCS C NYCS E
New York City Subway rapid transit station
34th Street-Penn Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address West 34th Street & Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Borough Manhattan
Locale Midtown Manhattan
Coordinates 40°45′08″N 73°59′37″W / 40.752166°N 73.993521°W / 40.752166; -73.993521Coordinates: 40°45′08″N 73°59′37″W / 40.752166°N 73.993521°W / 40.752166; -73.993521
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
      E all times (all times)
Connection
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms (local)
1 island platform (express)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932; 81 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 25,726,374[2] Increase 3.5%
Rank 6 out of 421
Station succession
Next north 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal: A all times C all except late nights E all times
Next south 23rd Street (local): A late nights C all except late nights E all times
14th Street (express): A all except late nights


Next Handicapped/disabled access north 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal: A all times C all except late nights E all times
Next Handicapped/disabled access south 14th Street: A all times C all except late nights E all times

34th Street – Penn Station is an express station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, and adjacent to Pennsylvania Station. Pennsylvania Station is the busiest railroad station in the United States and a major transfer point to Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road.

This underground station opened on September 10, 1932, as part of the initial segment of the Independent Subway System, at the time comprising what is now the IND Eighth Avenue Line from Chambers Street to 207th Street.[3] It is served by the A and E trains at all times, and by the C train at all times except late nights.

There are four tracks, two side platforms, and one island platform. The two side platforms serve the C and E local trains. The A also uses these platforms during late nights, when it runs local. Other times, the A runs express and uses the center island platform. Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line and 34th Street – Penn Station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line are the only other stations in the system with this configuration.

South of the station, an additional track begins at a bumper block between the two express tracks with a connection to both at both ends (about 30th Street on the south end and 33rd Street on the north end). This allows for various extra movements of trains including storage or removal of a train with mechanical problems to be sent back in the other direction. It could also be used if 34th Street functioned as a terminal station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrances/Exits
Handicapped/disabled access (Elevator at southeast corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue to uptown NYCS C NYCS E platform level; take elevator down to lower mezzanine for downtown NYCS C NYCS E and both directions NYCS A)
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
Northbound local NYCS C toward 168th Street (NYCS A toward 207th Street late nights) (42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal)
NYCS E toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal)
Northbound express NYCS A toward 207th Street (42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal)
Island platform, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound express NYCS A toward Far Rockaway or Lefferts Boulevard (all except nights), or Rockaway Park (PM rush hours) (14th Street)
Southbound local NYCS C toward Euclid Avenue (NYCS A toward Far Rockaway late nights) (23rd Street)
NYCS E toward World Trade Center (23rd Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right Handicapped/disabled access
M Mezzanine Connector between platforms

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Gay midnight crowd rides first trains in new subway". New York Times. September 10, 1932. p. 1. 

External links[edit]

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