LIRR moving to new $1.6B train hall near Penn Station

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The Long Island Rail Road will move its Penn Station operations to a “magnificent” new train hall across the street at the Farley Post Office building as part of a $1.6 billion overhaul of the West Side transit hub. See renderings of the planned project.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

A rendering shows the planned LIRR corridor in the Moynihan train hall. The new station at the Farley Post Office in Manhattan will now house the LIRR in a $1.6 billion hall, as well as Amtrak, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

An artist's rendering shows the planned LIRR corridor in the Moynihan train hall.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

"The new train hall we’re building will be magnificent and will be world-class,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. “New York will not have seen anything like it in decades and decades.”

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LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said an overhaul of Penn Station will include nearly tripling the width of the LIRR concourse walkway, raising ceilings by 2 feet, and adding giant LED screens displaying blue skies and clouds to bring “a sense of openness” to the subterranean dwelling.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

A rendering shows the new LIRR corridor slated for the Moynihan train hall.

Amtrak in the Moynihan Train Hall rendering.
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

The Moynihan train hall, shown in a rendering, has been planned for about 20 years as a new home for Amtrak.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

Tall, vaulted ceilings and an acre of glass will envelop the new station, which will evoke early 20th century architecture.

LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

A rendering of the planned LIRR corridor in the Moynihan train hall.

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LIRR corridor in the Moynihan Train Hall
(Credit: NYS Governor Office)

The LIRR's new train hall will be across the street from Penn Station at the Farley Post Office building, part of a $1.6 billion overhaul of the West Side transit hub.

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