Project Overview

The East End Gateway and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Concourse project will include higher ceilings, new wayfinding signage, and improved access and circulation for the hundreds of thousands of passengers who traverse the corridors of Penn Station each day.

The project is widening the LIRR Main Concourse from 30 feet to 57 feet and raising the ceiling height to 18 feet. The widened corridors will allow for greater social distancing and a safer commuter experience. It includes a dramatic new entrance plaza near 7th Avenue that introduces natural light into the station environment. The new entrance, opened to the public December 31, 2020, comprises three escalators and a staircase and affords views of the iconic Empire State Building. The project provides much-needed direct access to the LIRR Main Concourse and New York City Transit’s A/C/E and 1/2/3 subway lines.

Phase I construction was completed without disruption to train service and with minimal impact to the overall passenger experience. Phase II work, underway since fall 2020, entails the widening and improving of the LIRR concourse –with targeted completion in Q1 of 2023.

East End Gateway 12-31-21

MTA Announces the Grand Opening of the East End Gateway at Penn Station—an Iconic New Entrance to the LIRR Concourse at Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Press release follows… New Penn Station Entrance Creates a Front Door Identity on Seventh Avenue & Direct Connection from Street Level to LIRR Concourse & Subway Includes Three State-of-the-Art Escalators and a Staircase – Improving Customer Experience & Increasing Circulation Major Milestone in Broader Project Which Will Double the Width…

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East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Program Manager Shirley Moy showcases these Penn Station initiatives 09-08-20

MTA Construction & Development Partners with NY Transit Museum for Summer Teen Initiative

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Program Manager Shirley Moy showcases these Penn Station initiatives as part of the Transit Museum’s Transit Quest curriculum for neurodiverse teens. New York City is a cultural capital of the world. However, its first-class museums, educational, and cultural institutions were temporarily shuttered due to…

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East End Gateway (rendering)

Keeping It Safe at the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse Project

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Penn Station’s been quiet this week, understandably so. The East End Gateway Project team is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve adjusted our work plans accordingly. The East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project will include higher ceilings, new wayfinding signage, and improved access and circulation for the hundreds…

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