Project Overview

Each day, hundreds of thousands of passengers traverse the corridors of Penn Station.  Improvement to the LIRR Penn Station concourse 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 will result in a significant decrease in crowding and include notably higher ceilings – providing bright lighting, new wayfinding signage, ticketing and informational systems. The overall cost of the project is currently estimated to be $590-$600 million, with $170 million provided by MTA and the remainder funded by New York State.

The project will focus on improving access along the 33rd Street Corridor and 7th Avenue entrance and includes a dramatic new entrance pavilion that will introduce natural light into the station environment. The new entrance, with views of the iconic Empire State Building, will provide much-needed direct access to the Long Island Rail Road Main Concourse and the New York City Subway. The project will eliminate congestion by doubling customer access and egress capacity to the LIRR level, enhancing safety and security for passengers.

The overall Penn Station redevelopment master plan, which includes the creation of the Moynihan Train Hall, continues to move forward and will fully transform Penn Station into a modern, world-class transportation hub.

East End Gateway (rendering)

Keeping It Safe at the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Project

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Penn Station’s been quiet this week, understandably so. The East End Gateway Project team is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve adjusted our work plans accordingly. The East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project will include higher ceilings, new wayfinding signage, and improved access and circulation for the hundreds…

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New Work Zone at EEG-LIRR Concourse

Work Zone to be Established in LIRR Concourse as East End Gateway’s Flagship 33rd Street Entrance Advances

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Following the opening of the passageway in the former Duane Reade space between the 34th Street entrance and the LIRR main concourse, the East End Gateway – LIRR Concourse Project team is constructing an enclosed work zone (see image) to safely deliver the new 33rd Street entrance, while minimizing impacts…

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East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse 01-28-20

More Space for Passengers In LIRR Penn Station Concourse

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, Project Update

Construction on the East End Gateway in Penn Station has advanced significantly, as the passageway in the former Duane Reade space between the 34th Street entrance and the LIRR main concourse opened, providing increased pedestrian flow and track accessibility. Ticketing machines were installed in the space to allow travelers to…

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East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Ticket Window - 12-11-19

LIRR’s Penn Station Ticket Office Temporarily Relocated as New Penn Entrance Project Progresses

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

The transformation of Penn Station continues to move forward, with construction related to the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project requiring the temporary relocation of the LIRR’s Ticket Office. On Wednesday, the now-former ticket office was closed as the relocated Ticket Office, with six ticket windows, opened between the…

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LIRR Train Hall (Rendering) - May 2019

MTA to Begin Transformational Work to Build New Seventh Avenue Penn Station Entrance and Expand and Brighten LIRR Concourse

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Monday, June 17, marks the start of a major renovation effort to transform the customer experience at Penn Station. The project will focus on improving access along the 33rd Street Corridor and 7th Avenue entrance, and includes a dramatic new entrance pavilion that will introduce natural light into the station environment.

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