- Moynihan Station Development Corporation
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration
- New vertical access points to train platforms
- Increased passenger circulation
- Improvements to life safety
- Expanded ADA compliance
Available Funding$300 million
The first phase of construction has begun on Moynihan Station, a project to expand Penn Station, New York into the historic James A. Farley Post Office building, while relieving congestion and improving passenger comfort and security in the busiest train station in the nation. The Farley Post Office building sits across 8th Avenue from Penn Station, New York and was designed by the same architecture firm, McKim, Mead, and White, as the original Penn Station. Moynihan Station is the future home of Amtrak’s operations, offering improved passenger facilities for Northeast Corridor and long distance travel, accessibility for passengers with disabilities, and a grand train hall in the historic Farley building.
Phase 1 includes: expansion and enhancement of the 33rd Street Connector between Penn Station and the West End Concourse; the extension and widening of the West End Concourse to serve nine of Penn Station’s eleven platforms; new vertical access points and passenger circulation space; new entrances into the West End Concourse through the 31st and 33rd Street corners of the Farley building; and installation of an emergency ventilation system that will improve life safety. The budget for Phase 1 is $300 million and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. The project is being managed by the Moynihan Station Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the state of New York and the Port Authority of New York New Jersey, in cooperation with Amtrak.