Amtrak and N.J. Transit are refreshing of the ticketed waiting area at New York Penn Station, the seating area for their customers at the Amtrak Concourse on the Upper Level and 8th Avenue side of the station.
With the refresh, the railroads are adding new furniture and fixtures, including communal tables and seats with electrical and USB outlets. The rehab also includes upgraded ceiling complete with new LED lighting, a new information desk and a second entrance offering easy access towards the 7th Avenue side of the station.
“I am thrilled to see work start on significant improvements to the N.J. Transit waiting area at New York Penn Station,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Because of increased cooperation between the State of New Jersey, N.J. Transit, and our partners at Amtrak, N.J. Transit customers will now have the modern, state of the art, and comfortable facilities at Penn Station that they have deserved for so long.”
The project, which includes a $7.2 million total joint investment between Amtrak and N.J. Transit, will be completed over two phases. The first started Jan.7, while the second is scheduled to begin in March after the first phase is complete.
The second phase is expected to be completed in June 2020.
There will also be two temporary spaces for each phase of the project to accommodate passengers during the two construction periods. The first will be at the concourse near Tracks 9 and 10, and the second will be near Tracks 13 and 14.