MSDC Expanded West End Concourse

Expanded West End Concourse: Complete

An expanded Penn Station West End Concourse, the first phase of the transformational redesign of America’s busiest transit hub, opened in June 2017. The new, state-of-the-art concourse increases passenger flow and streamlines train operations by doubling the length and width of the original concourse, providing new stairways to nine of Penn Station’s eleven train platforms, and adding an additional passenger elevator on each platform for comfort and increased ADA accessibility. New public plazas and street level entrances at 8th Avenue into the Farley Building on either side of monumental staircase provide access to this new, lower concourse—offering passenger access to trains through the landmarked Farley Building across 8th Avenue for the first time. The concourse connects directly to the 8th Avenue Subway (A/C/E), and links Moynihan Train Hall to Penn Station underground via 33rd Street.