Amtrak Announces New Enhanced Safety Measures at New York City’s Penn Station

Amtrak said it is introducing new enhanced safety measures at New York City’s Penn Station amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new measures include enhanced cleaning protocols, a new boarding policy, social distancing and a mandate all customers and employees wear face masks on trains and in stations.

“As we continue to prioritize health and safety in traveling, it’s important we provide our customers with new, innovative measures that promote physical distancing and contactless travel,” Amtrak President and CEO Bill Flynn said in a news release. “We encourage all customers to download the app to receive our new app updates, which will prevent crowding inside the station waiting for the boarding information to post and provide an extra level of confidence to make travel safe and secure in addition to the many safety measures onboard our trains and at our stations.”