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 on riders.
The barriers which occupied the former Duane Reade space have been replaced by freshly painted walls and an illuminated walkway; ticket Vending Machines and Passenger Information Displays have been added for customer convenience. During construction, barriers are necessary to protect travelers from various work zone hazards. Passengers can soon expect to see a new center barrier at the future site of the East End Gateway entrance on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.
The overall Penn Station redevelopment master plan continues to move forward and will fully transform the LIRR Concourse into a modern, world-class transportation hub. For more information and construction photos, please visit the East End Gateway and LIRR Concourse project page on AModernLI.com.