The Future

Planning maps for the future are also relevant to Penn Station's story. As the public consciousness moves further away from the automobile and towards a renewed interest in urban mass transit and public space, two new massive projects are underway - a redeveloped Penn Station and an expansion of LIRR service to the East Side of Manhattan.

Moynihan Station

The James A. Farley Post Office Building across from Penn Station on 8th Avenue will eventually be utilized to extend the size if the station. The expanded west end concourse will be named Moynihan Station in honor of the late Sen. Patrick Moynihan. Progress on the project has been slow, but plans and funding were finally approved by New York State on July 30, 2010. The first phase of construction is due to be completed by 2016.

Further information on Moynihan Station may be found here.

Below is one proposed design for the new station.

Richard Nash Gould Architects. Master Plan for a New Penn Station. Municipal Art  Society of New York, c1999. Print.

Collection: New York Public Library Irma and Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, Genealogy, and Local History

East Side Access Project

East Side Access is the MTA's current project to bring the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Station - the first time the LIRR will terminate anywhere other than Penn Station in Manhattan.

Further information about the project can be found here.

Planned Tunnel Route and LIRR Station at Grand Central Station

Source: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York and New Jersey