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Old 09-01-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Hello!

My husband, children and I will be visiting PA soon. We want to go into NYC for a day. We are looking at taking the Amtrak from Philly to NYC. I see on Amtrak's site that there are two station options out of Philly - the Autumn Express Train and the 30th Street Station. On the NYC side, I see that we would go to the Penn Station.

Which of the Philly stations would be best to leave from? Is one in a safer place than another?

Thank you!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Huh? The Autumn Express is a one-day excursion and it has nothing to do with NYP station. If you take that, you're going to end up in Maryland, back up to Harrisburg, and eventually back at 30th St.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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The Autumn Express Train is one day only (November 2nd) to view fall foliage. It does not go to NYC. For the record, it also leaves from 30th Street Station. You may also want to consider Boltbus. It leaves from outside of 30th Street Station is is much less costly than the train.


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Old 09-01-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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30th is awesome. Architecture wise. It's safe, a bunch of shops and lots of food. They still have the old wood benches and the flip board that tells you which train in on what track and if its on time or delayed. Soo cool.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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My husband, children and I will be visiting PA soon. We want to go into NYC for a day. We are looking at taking the Amtrak from Philly to NYC. I see on Amtrak's site that there are two station options out of Philly - the Autumn Express Train and the 30th Street Station. On the NYC side, I see that we would go to the Penn Station.

Which of the Philly stations would be best to leave from? Is one in a safer place than another?
The Autumn Express Train is not a station. It's a special train departing from 30th St. Station (in Philadelphia) on Saturday, Nov. 2 only.

Amtrak - Experience Fall Foliage aboard the Autumn Express
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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30th is awesome. Architecture wise. It's safe, a bunch of shops and lots of food. They still have the old wood benches and the flip board that tells you which train in on what track and if its on time or delayed. Soo cool.
For those who can appreciate late 20th century industrial engineering, a visit to 30th is required just for that beautifully Solari board alone. There are not many left in the world (most are in Germany and Italy). The (unintended?) consequence of raising the public's attention of changing circumstances vis-a-vis the clackclackclackclack is pure genius.
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