Pennsylvania Station-commonly known as Penn Station is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City
. It is a hub for inbound and outbound railroad traffic in New York
City. The New York City Subway system also has six services that connect to the station via two lines. The station is in the underground levels of Pennsylvania Plaza, an urban complex between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue and between 31st Street and 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan
. Serving 300,000 passengers a day (compared to 140,000 across town at Grand Central Terminal
) at a rate of up to a thousand every 90 seconds, it is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States
and by far the busiest train station in North America
Penn Station is at the center of the Northeast Corridor, an electrified passenger rail line extending south to Washington, D.C., and north to Boston. Intercity trains are operated by Amtrak which owns the entire station, while commuter rail services are operated by the Long Island
Rail Road and New Jersey Transit.
Penn Station saw 8.4 million Amtrak passenger arrivals and departures in 2010, about double the traffic at the next busiest station, Union Station
in Washington, D.C. Penn Station's assigned IATA airport code is ZYP. Its Amtrak and NJ Transit station code is NYP.