Transit Amtrak's FindYourWay app aims to help commuters navigate Penn Station The FindYourWay app shows gates, platforms, trains, exits and more at Penn Station. Photo Credit: Amtrak By John Valenti firstname.lastname@example.org Updated December 14, 2017 11:23 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Having trouble finding your Amtrak train at Penn Station? Well, Amtrak on Wednesday announced a new app called FindYourWay, which officials said will help customers indeed find their way around Penn — helping them locate gates, platforms, trains, exits and even ATMs and restaurants. Amtrak is calling it “a real-time customer information beacon technology-enabled app” designed for exclusive use at Penn. The new app is based on a connectivity platform called Zyter. As part of the Amtrak-Zyter partnership, officials said about 400 beacons have been placed throughout Penn, allowing customers to activate the FindYourWay app upon entering and then allowing them to navigate throughout the station. “From first-time visitors to veteran travelers, everyone can benefit from downloading FindYourWay and experiencing the new, digital-friendly New York Penn Station,” Amtrak chief commercial officer Stephen Gardner said in a statement. “FindYourWay is more that just an interactive platform; it can also help prevent overcrowding in the station, delivering a measure of customer safety that other communication products and forms of travel cannot provide.” The app is available for free download on Android and iOS operating systems. By John Valenti email@example.com John Valenti, a reporter at Newsday since 1981, has been honored nationally by the Associated Press and Society of the Silurians for investigative, enterprise and breaking news reporting, as well as column writing, and is the author of “Swee'pea,” a book about former New York playground basketball star Lloyd Daniels. Valenti is featured in the Emmy Award-winning ESPN 30-for-30 film “Big Shot.” Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.