Penn Station Design Contract Awarded

A contract to perform a preliminary design for the expansion of New York Penn Station has been awarded to engineering, design and consulting firm Arup, Amtrak said this week.

News reports indicated that the options to be reviewed include a track-level addition north and south of the existing station; a deep cavern station underneath the existing station, and an option to run through trains between commuter operators where technology allows it.

Arup will create concepts that are part of a federal environmental review for the project.

The design work is expected to take two years to complete and cost $73 million.

Amtrak is working with New Jersey Transit and New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the project, which is part of the Gateway project that will increase track capacity into Penn Station from the west.

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