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.
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.
An artist's rendering shows the planned LIRR corridor in the Moynihan train hall.
"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.”
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.
A rendering shows the new LIRR corridor slated for the Moynihan train hall.
The Moynihan train hall, shown in a rendering, has been planned for about 20 years as a new home for Amtrak.
Tall, vaulted ceilings and an acre of glass will envelop the new station, which will evoke early 20th century architecture.
A rendering of the planned LIRR corridor in the Moynihan train hall.
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.