NY Penn Station Waiting Area Renovated

Amtrak said it has completed the first phase of a renovation of its waiting area for ticketed passengers at Penn Station in New York.

The waiting area is located on the Amtrak Concourse on the Upper Level and 8th Avenue side of the Station.

The project involved installation of new furniture including seats with electrical and USB outlets to charge devices, an upgraded ceiling complete with new LED lighting, a new information desk and a second entrance in close proximity to the New Jersey Transit concourse, offering access towards the 7th Avenue side of the station.

A second phase of the $7.2 million project is underway and is expected to be completed by fall this year.

A temporary space to accommodate passengers during the construction will be near Tracks 13 and 14.

The renovation of the waiting areas began in 2017 as part of a plan to modernize Amtrak stations in the Northeast Corridor.

Other completed work to date includes the new LED lighting in the rotunda area, renovated restrooms, upgraded air conditioning, new furniture in the ClubAcela lounge and rebuilding of the tracks and other infrastructure.

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