Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:26 PM
Exactly. To take the subway from GCT to NYP requires you to take the 7 or 42nd Street Shuttle across to Time Square, and then transfer to the 1, 2, or 3 down to Penn Station. Those trains are absolutely packed at any reasonable hour, and luggage makes that ride that much worse. And before you suggest getting a cab, you're in mid town and cabs cost $$$ and take forever.
All of Amtraks trains stop in the same station in Philly, so a cross town self transfer is nothing like what its like being in Philly.
Welcome to what it's like being in Philly all the time.
I was referring to the fact you have to transfer at all, not that you have to go from Grand Central to Penn Station. If you want to go from Chicago to Penn Station, you can take the Capitol Limited to Washington and then an NER to Penn Station and forget about going through GCT or Albany.
Yeah, the only way the multiple stations is really relevant is if someone is connecting through New York. For many people going to New York, Grand Central is actually in a better location than Penn Station.
Routes Travelled: CL WAS-CHI, Card. CHI-WAS, Caro. CLT-RGH, CS SEA-LAX, CZ CHI-RIC, Cre. BAL-ATL, EB SEA-CHI, ES NYG/NYP-NFL, LSL BOS/NYP-CHI, ML ALB-NYP, NER FBG-RVR+WAS-BOS, PS LAX-ANA, Pen. NYP-PGH, Pie. RGH-CLT, SM ORL-NYP, SS MIA-NYP