FILE - Commuters walk through the West End Concourse to access the Long Island Rail Road and Penn Station in New York on Thursday, June 15, 2017. A funding agreement has been reached for the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of New York’s aging Penn Station, the country's busiest rail hub. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced the details on Monday, July 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Penn Station Makeover
(New York, NY) — The main 7th Avenue entrance at Penn Station has now reopened, after 15 months of renovations. The entrance, long known as a chokepoint for commuters is now 50 percent bigger, adds three more escalators, and for the first time, an elevator for disabled commuters. A ribbon cutting was held Sunday morning to officially open the new area. The entrance also features a new look. The familiar overhang built in 1967 has been replaced by a glass canopy that allows natural light and air to filter through. The project is part of a 300-million-dollar investment made by Amtrak and now opens just in time for the holiday travel season.