Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Moynihan Train Hall in New York City

December 30, 2020

$1.6 Billion Project Transformed Historic James A. Farley Post Office Building into World-Class 255,000-Square-Foot Train Hall

Modern Transit Hub Represents New York's Most Ambitious Transportation and Infrastructure Upgrade in Decades

Innovative State-Led Partnership Completed Project On-Time and On-Budget Despite COVID-Related Challenges

East End Gateway at Penn Station to Open on New Year's Eve—an Iconic New Entrance to the LIRR Concourse at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Moynihan Train Hall, a 255,000-square-foot train hall designed for the 21st century in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The $1.6 billion project transformed the more than 100-year-old James A. Farley Building into a world-class transportation hub that increases the existing Penn Station rail complex's concourse space by 50 percent. The Governor also announced that the East End Gateway to Penn Station at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue opens on New Year's Eve. The hall is named for former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

"The completion of this gorgeous new train hall would be a special accomplishment at any time, but it's an extraordinary accomplishment today because we're at a place where no one ever envisioned being. This has been a traumatic year, both individually and collectively, and the question facing us has been, how do we respond?" Governor Cuomo said. "Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was a man of true vision. He saw the potential in an underutilized post office and knew that if done correctly, this facility could not only give New York the transit hub it has long deserved, but serve as a monument to the public itself. We built this as a statement of who we are, and who we aspire to be. Is it grand? Yes. Is it bold? Yes, because that is the spirit of New York and that is the statement we want to make to our visitors, to our children and to future generations. As dark as 2020 has been, this new hall will bring the light, literally and figuratively, for everyone who visits this great city."

Read the full press release here.