On February 25, 2019, MTA CDO Janno Lieber discussed the New 33rd Street Corridor Project with the MTA Board of Directors.
Each day, hundreds of thousands of passengers traverse the corridors of Penn Station, leading to crippling congestion. An LIRR Penn Station Critical Infrastructure Project, the new 33rd Street Corridor will provide direct access to LIRR and Amtrak tracks and will connect the future Moynihan Train Hall to Penn Station underground via 33rd Street.
This redesign, which will widen the concourse and increase its headroom, will result in a significant decrease in congestion and include notably higher ceilings. The new concourse will feature brighter lighting, artwork, new wayfinding signage, ticketing and passenger information systems. $170 million has been allocated for the construction of the new 33rd Street Corridor. The entire project will be completed by December 2022.
A new entrance to the LIRR Main Concourse at Penn Station, the 33rd Street Corridor, will be completed by December 2020. The entrance, from 33rd Street near 7th Avenue, will lead directly to the concourse, the busiest area in Penn Station. The entrance will made Penn Station safer and more secure, will improve pedestrian circulation and will improve the customer experience for LIRR passengers. The entrance will be completed concurrently with the opening of the new Moynihan Train Hall.
For more information, please visit the New 33rd Street Corridor project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/new-33rd-street-corridor-at-penn-station/