A guide to Penn Station in NYC, including information on Amtrak and the LIRR, details on track work and repairs, and the history of the much-maligned train station.
The plan as outlined by Gov. Cuomo would increase capacity at Penn by 40 percent.
The new entrance at 33rd Street will bring light into the cramped station
The landmark James A. Farley Post Office will undergo a $1.6 billion transformation into a new transit hub.
The entrance will lead to a revamped LIRR concourse with bigger hallways and higher ceilings
Amtrak announced plans for yet another multimillion-dollar repair project.
Amtrak has released an app that can give you turn-by-turn directions within Penn Station. Our only question is: what took them so long?
The summer of hell has come to a close, only to usher in the winter of our discontent: Amtrak will soon begin (more) repairs at Penn Station.
Amtrak’s CEO announced this week that the bathrooms—which have a reputation for being some of the worst in the city—will get a refresh.
In what might come as a surprise to most, the planned repairs at Penn Station are complete, and they’ve actually wrapped up a few days early.
Expect service to get back to normal after Labor Day weekend; Amtrak announced that it’s close to finishing its infrastructure renewal work.
Demolition work at the post office building got underway in September 2016, but the site has now been prepped for the new train hall which will measure 255,000 square feet.
Two weeks ago, Amtrak announced that track work on the tunnels between New York and New Jersey was ahead of schedule and now the company is bringing forth even more good news.
Week one of the "summer of hell" is down, and according to Amtrak, things are going more smoothly than anticipated—but will it last?
How did New York and New Jersey commuters fare on the first day of Penn Station repairs?
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams suggests using those funds toward the MTA’s subway signal repairs.
Amtrak’s forthcoming track work will cause service disruptions and other messes—here’s everything you need to know.
In theory, it’ll mollify customers whose commutes are disrupted, but some say that Governor Cuomo isn’t going far enough.
The financial deal is done, and so "major construction" on the new train station can begin.
Originally scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, the project was pushed back with an estimated spring 2017 completion due to tech-focused upgrades to the station.
Getting around the train station below ground may be a nightmare, but the DOT is trying to make the area above ground less terrible.
The multi-part plan is intended to address New York’s myriad transit issues, but how well will it work?
New York state lawmakers have proposed diverting some Amtrak trains to Grand Central Terminal for the duration of planned track closures at Penn Station this summer.
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Myriad delays and derailments have led Amtrak to take the drastic step of closing Amtrak tracks this summer. Here's everything you need to know about this developing transit story.
Following the announcement last week that Amtrak will likely shutter some tracks at Penn Station for a total of 44 days this summer, the CEO of the corporation is saying that more trouble likely lies ahead.
It’s been a bad week for the station—and its commuters—which is part of its ever-growing list of problems.
You can have everything, but not all at once
The time has come to pay our respects: Amtrak will finally remove the old-school departure board, with a new LED-lit board taking its place.
We hosted a Twitter chat with the New York Times architecture critic and the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism founder about the future of Penn Station. Here's what they had to say.
In a joint statement issued by the Municipal Arts Society and the Regional Plan Association they say that, "these upgrades will certainly improve the experience at the transit hub, but by themselves, they won’t go far enough."
In the wake of this week’s announcement that a new Penn Station is coming by 2020 (in theory, anyway), several alternative proposals for the maligned train terminal have emerged. One makes a compelling argument for reusing the old MSG.
At least one MTA board member has concerns about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s newly unveiled plans to revamp Penn Station. A De Blasio appointee wants to know where the MTA's share is coming from—Cuomo appointees, however, aren't worries. Hmm.
Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: a new Penn Station is officially coming—for real this time. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans for the forthcoming Penn Station revamp, along with announcing the team collaborating on the project.
Though most of the redevelopment project spearheaded by Governor Andrew Cuomo will be funded privately, about $325 million was to be made available through government funds.
Say goodbye to the old, outdated Amtrak board that currently hangs in Penn Station: The transportation organization will replace that piece of equipment with a new, digital display.
Here’s an interesting, if not absurd, proposal: in their bid to remake Penn Station, one developer has pitched erecting a 1,200-foot-tall ride on top of Penn Station. The reasons for doing this, though, are on point.
One of the suggested locations is a post office annex located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues from West 28th to West 30th Streets but just acquiring that property and building a new stadium would cost upwards of $2 billion.
Port Authority signed a deal with Empire State Development back in 2000 to lease 40,000 square feet of space at the redeveloped James A. Farley post office building which will be known as Moynihan Station after the overhaul.
Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels is working on some fairly high-profile projects in NYC, and could add another one to the list if this design for 2 Penn Plaza, commissioned by Vornado Realty Trust, comes to pass.