Pennsylvania Station (New York City) facts for kids

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Penn Station in New York City

Pennsylvania Station, or Penn Station, is a name of several railway stations in the United States. The name "Pennsylvania Station" comes from the times when all these stations belonged to the Pennsylvania Railroad and, later, to Penn Central. The stations in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Baltimore still have this name. The station in Pittsburgh, although officially known as Union Station, is also called Penn Station by locals. All these stations are currently served by Amtrak.

Penn Station in NYC opened in 1910. Destruction of the original station began in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden. The current Penn Station sits under Madison Square Garden.

Penn Station can also refer to a popular sandwich shop in the Midwest.

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