Amtrak and NJ Transit launched the modernisation project for ticketed waiting area at New York Penn station the seating area for the passengers at the Amtrak Concourse on the Upper Level and 8th Avenue side of the station.
After the completion, the passengers will see new furniture and fixtures, including communal tables and seats with electrical and USB outlets to charge devices, an upgraded ceiling complete with new LED lighting, a family area, the removal of the midpoint barrier, a new information desk and a second entrance offering easy access towards the 7th Avenue side of the Station.
The project, which includes a USD 7.2 million total joint investment between Amtrak and NJ Transit, will be completed over two phases. The first stage will be completed in March, when the second one will be launched. The second phase is expected to be completed in June 2020.
“These renovations will improve the commute for customers who travel through Penn Station to New York and surrounding areas. Projects like these encourage use of NJ Transit’s extensive rail network and underscore our commitment to maintaining safe and comfortable transit facilities for our customers,” said Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, the Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Transport.