Category Archives: Penn Station

The Trainjotting Reader: THE TENDER BAR

If you haven’t read J.R. Moehringer’s memoir The Tender Bar, I suggest you do so. It’s funny and heartfelt and exceedingly well written. It’s the story of a boy who is raised as much in a Long Island pub as … Continue reading

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Next Stop, Springfield!

If you had “See Rick Springfield perform “Jessie’s Girl” on a Penn Station platform” on your bucket list, I sure hope you were there Wednesday, on the 1-9 platform at 34th Street, to see the former Dr. Noah Drake bang out the … Continue reading

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Good Things Brewing in Penn Station

Most commuters would probably say that arriving into/departing Grand Central Terminal, versus Penn Station, is worth a few percentage points of their salary each year. Yet here’s one category where Penn Station wins: Pints of draft beer to go. Sure, … Continue reading

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‘Times’ Shines Light on Commuter Plight

There’s a thoughtful and well executed photo essay at the NY Times looking at the plight of the commuter, rushing to make, or at times not make, his or her train each day. Appearing on the Times blog “Lens,” the essay … Continue reading

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JerseyJim Journey Marred By Tourney

Overheard in the Quiet Car… Bustling commute back to Jersey last night. Despite the weather outside deciding to spring ahead a bit early, Penn Station was the epicenter of the perfect storm of hassle and noise for last night’s commute. … Continue reading

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Despite All Their Rage, New Jersey Transit Commuters Remain Rats in a Cage

Saying Grand Central is awesome and Penn Station sucks is like saying you prefer a trip to Great Adventure more than one to Motor Vehicle. And reporters talking about how great the old Penn Station was, and how much the … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim Locked In ‘Portal’ Combat

Commuters on New Jersey Transit often worry and complain about crossing the river to and from Manhattan, but the mighty Hudson is often wrongly accused as the wager of our woe. It’s the Hackensack River that we should worry about. As … Continue reading

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