A new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant elevator has also been installed, both to make the entrance fully accessible and to assist those carrying heavy luggage.
Amtrak said “Penn Station’s illuminated monumental signage” would allow travelers to locate station entrances, and work is also underway to widen sidewalks along the west side of 7th Avenue to alleviate crowding and improve safety. and navigation.
The work follows the opening of a renovated waiting area at the station in 2020, featuring a new information desk, seats with power sockets and USB ports, and new LED overhead lighting.
Amtrak Unveils Renovated Waiting Room at New York Penn Station
Commenting on the news, Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner said:
“We are proud to roll out the welcome mat at our new, modern entrance for the 600,000 daily visitors to New York Penn Station.
“Having a direct and accessible entrance at 32nd and 7th will improve the customer experience for all passengers as they can now take an elevator, go down wider stairs and have an additional third escalator to help them enter or exit the station” .
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