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Penn Station

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.

Penn Station expansion plan would create new tracks, terminal

The plan as outlined by Gov. Cuomo would increase capacity at Penn by 40 percent.

Penn Station’s new main entrance gets fresh renderings

The new entrance at 33rd Street will bring light into the cramped station

See the transformation of a NYC landmark into the Moynihan Train Hall

The landmark James A. Farley Post Office will undergo a $1.6 billion transformation into a new transit hub.

Penn Station revamp to include new 33rd Street entrance

The entrance will lead to a revamped LIRR concourse with bigger hallways and higher ceilings

Penn Station’s “summer of hell” will return with more Amtrak repairs

Amtrak announced plans for yet another multimillion-dollar repair project.

Penn Station just got a lot easier to navigate thanks to this Amtrak app

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?

After the 'summer of hell,' more track work is coming to Penn Station

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.

The birth, life, and death of old Penn Station

For 54 years, railroad passengers would enter New York City in a triumphant and stately Pennsylvania Station. In the ’60s, it was razed. Here’s why.

Penn Station’s notoriously terrible bathrooms will get an upgrade

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.

Penn Station’s ‘summer of hell’ track work wraps up

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.

Penn Station’s summer track repairs will actually finish on time

Expect service to get back to normal after Labor Day weekend; Amtrak announced that it’s close to finishing its infrastructure renewal work.

Moynihan Train Hall construction finally kicks off at Penn Station

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.

Penn Station track work is already more than halfway complete

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.

Penn Station track work is ‘a little bit ahead of schedule,’ per Amtrak

Week one of the "summer of hell" is down, and according to Amtrak, things are going more smoothly than anticipated—but will it last?

New York’s summer of transit hell gets off to a not-so-hellish start

How did New York and New Jersey commuters fare on the first day of Penn Station repairs?

Local officials urge Cuomo to rescind LIRR fare discounts during Penn Station track work

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams suggests using those funds toward the MTA’s subway signal repairs.

Penn Station's impending 'summer of hell,' explained

Amtrak’s forthcoming track work will cause service disruptions and other messes—here’s everything you need to know.

LIRR fares will be discounted during Penn Station track work

In theory, it’ll mollify customers whose commutes are disrupted, but some say that Governor Cuomo isn’t going far enough.

Penn Station’s $1.6B revamp is officially moving forward

The financial deal is done, and so "major construction" on the new train station can begin.

Penn Station's West End Concourse finally opens to the public

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.

DOT proposes sidewalk changes to make Penn Station area more bearable

Getting around the train station below ground may be a nightmare, but the DOT is trying to make the area above ground less terrible.

Governor Cuomo unveils ‘aggressive action plan’ to fix Penn Station, subway

The multi-part plan is intended to address New York’s myriad transit issues, but how well will it work?

Penn Station repairs could divert Amtrak trains to Grand Central Terminal

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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Penn Station's upcoming track closures: news and updates

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.

Amtrak's Penn Station repairs may carry forward to next year

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.

Penn Station adds gross roof leak to its growing list of problems

It’s been a bad week for the station—and its commuters—which is part of its ever-growing list of problems.

Penn Station’s West End Concourse pushes back opening to spring

You can have everything, but not all at once

Say a final goodbye to the Amtrak departure board at Penn Station

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.

What it’ll take to revive Penn Station, according to Vishaan Chakrabarti and Michael Kimmelman

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.

Critics say Penn Station overhaul 'won't go far enough'

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."

An alternative for Penn Station: repurposing Madison Square Garden

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.

Funding for new Penn Station questioned by MTA board member

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.

Behold: the Penn Station of 2020

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.

Port Authority pledges $150M to Moynihan Station development

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.

Penn Station will replace Amtrak’s janky departure board

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.

Coming to NYC's skyline: a 1,200-foot-tall ride atop Penn Station?

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.

Moving MSG For Penn Station's Redevelopment Could Cost $5B

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 Pulls Out of Its Planned Moynihan Station Space

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.

Bjarke Ingels Unveils Concept For Fantastical Redesign of 2 Penn Plaza

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.