New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

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dstoffa
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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by dstoffa » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:39 am

And businesses inside the Station will be shuttered during construction. It is not known if there will be space for them to return once the work is done. Tracks will be closing...

https://nypost.com/2019/06/13/penn-stat ... es-inside/

mjd13076
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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by mjd13076 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:21 pm

I’m so confused. Why are they turning the Farley building into “Moynihan”? Is that going to be for NJ Transit and / or Amtrak? Or is it going to be for LIRR in addition to Penn Station?

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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by JamesRR » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:40 am

It's primarily an Amtrak facility. LIRR will be represented too, though, as all their tracks can be accessed from the West End Concourse, and many from Farley. NJT is not an intended occupant, though like the WEC, I imagine they'll be some departure boards for them there. But it's primarily a gateway for Amtrak, which will free up space in the existing Penn.

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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by mjd13076 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 am

Got it. Thanks JamesRR!

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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by Commuter X » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:08 pm

What about re-opening the old “Gimbels Passageway" ?

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Re: New Penn Station Entrance and Expansion of LIRR Concourse

Post by n2cbo » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:14 am

Commuter X wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:08 pm
What about re-opening the old “Gimbels Passageway" ?
Including the bums that would urinate on the walkway? 8^)

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