A New York Penn Station icon fell by the wayside on Monday (Jan. 23, 2017).
The large train arrivals and departures board was removed in favor a passenger information display system that was actually activated last October.
The passenger carrier also contends that the system will improve foot traffic flow because although the new video screens are smaller, they are dispersed throughout the station.
The former information board was centrally located and drew traffic to it, particularly during peak periods when passengers would stand beneath the board towering 10 feet over their heads to wait for the track for their train to be posted.
Workers began Monday morning removing the former information board, a process that will continue throughout the week.
Penn Station handles 665,000 people a day riding 1,200 trains.