Taking a Look at Plans for Moynihan Train Hall

Amtrak has given a sneak peak at the Moynihan Train Hall in New York, telling Trains magazine that the facility will have natural lighting, additional space, and an upgraded Metropolitan Lounge.

Moynihan Train Hall, which will be a part of Penn Station, is expected to open in early 2021.

It is being built in the former Farley Post Office Building, which is located across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station.

The project is being completed in phases with the West End Concourse having opened in September 2018.

Next up is a 255,000-square-foot area that will feature a larger boarding concourse with natural light from 92-foot-high skylights. It will also house ticket counters and baggage facilities.

The 10,000-square-foot Metropolitan Lounge will have windows, dedicated customer service agents, priority boarding, a family area, and seating and tables with access to electrical outlets and USB ports.

The lounge can accommodate 300, who will be able to look down on the Train Hall plaza from a 20-foot-high balcony.

New retail space will include stores and dining outlets. The U.S. Postal Service will continue to use a portion of the facility.

The main entrance to the Train Hall will be from West 31st Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues.

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