I commute to and from upstate New York and Manhattan twice a day - and it's not as bad as you might think


Commute Metro North

Courtney Verrill

Commuters wait as the train arrives at the Beacon station.

Let's face it - commuting to New York City from upstate New York or other neighboring states isn't the greatest thing in the world.


It's time consuming, boring, and insanely crowded.

Grand Central Terminal - home to the Metro-North Railroad, five subway lines, and 11 different bus lines - is the biggest station in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks.

Over 125,000 commuters, including myself, pass through it to get to work every day.

Twice a day, I commute to and from Wappingers Falls, New York and Manhattan on the Metro-North. In total, my commute is just over 100 minutes - one way.


Below, see what it's really like to spend hours commuting to NYC every day.