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

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34th Street–Penn Station
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg NYCS-bull-trans-E.svg
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)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M20, M34 SBS, M34A SBS
Railway transportation Amtrak, LIRR, NJT Rail (at Penn Station)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms (local)
1 island platform (express)
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened September 10, 1932; 84 years ago (1932-09-10)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Wireless service Wi-Fi[2]
Passengers (2015) 26,147,434[3]Decrease 1.3%
Rank 6 out of 422
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 Midtown Manhattan. It is served by the A and E trains at all times, and by the C train at all times except late nights. The station is adjacent to Pennsylvania Station, the busiest railroad station in the United States as well as a major transfer point to Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and the Long Island Rail Road.

Station layout[edit]

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

This underground station was one of the 28 stations 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.[1][4]

There are four tracks, two side platforms, and one 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 25th 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.[5]


  1. ^ a b New York Times, List of the 28 Stations on the New Eighth Ave Line, September 10, 1932, page 6
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ Crowell, Paul (September 10, 1932). "Gay Midnight Crowd Rides First Trains In The New Subway: Throngs at Station an Hour Before Time, Rush Turnstiles When Chains are Dropped". New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Marrero, Robert (2015-09-13). "469 Stations, 846 Miles" (PDF). B24 Blog, via Dropbox. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 

External links[edit]

Express platform