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 will introduce natural light into the station environment. The new entrance will comprise three escalators and a staircase and afford 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 is progressing without disruption to train service and with minimal impact to the overall passenger experience. Phase I will be complete with the opening of the new entrance around the end of 2020. Phase II work will entail the widening and improving of the LIRR concourse –with targeted completion in Q1 of 2023.

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
New Work Zone at EEG-LIRR Concourse

Work Zone to be Established in LIRR Concourse as East End Gateway’s Flagship 33rd Street Entrance Advances

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station

Following the opening of the passageway in the former Duane Reade space between the 34th Street entrance and the LIRR main concourse, the East End Gateway – LIRR Concourse Project team is constructing an enclosed work zone (see image) to safely deliver the new 33rd Street entrance, while minimizing impacts…

Read More
East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse 01-28-20

More Space for Passengers In LIRR Penn Station Concourse

By | New 33rd Street Corridor at Penn Station, Project Update

Construction on the East End Gateway in Penn Station has advanced significantly, as the passageway in the former Duane Reade space between the 34th Street entrance and the LIRR main concourse opened, providing increased pedestrian flow and track accessibility. Ticketing machines were installed in the space to allow travelers to…

Read More