Moynihan Train Hall to open Jan. 1

A new Amtrak facility at New York Penn Station is expected to open on Jan. 1.

The opening of the Moynihan Train Hall will complete a three-year $1.6 billion project that will double the size of Penn Station.

The train hall is located across 8th Avenue from the existing Penn Station inside the James A. Farley Post Office Building.

Amtrak has posted on YouTube.com an animated “fly through” video of the train hall.

A signature feature of the train hall is a 92-foot-high glass skylight over an atrium.

Other features include a new reserved customer waiting room, free WiFi service throughout the hall, Red Cap service, and a new Metropolitan Lounge including increased food and beverage offerings.

The train hall is closed between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. but offers full Amtrak services between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Penn Station is open 24 hours a day. Tracks 1-4 will be accessible only from Penn Station, while tracks 5-16 will be accessible from the train hall, which is named after the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

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