The Crossroads of New York
Penn Station is the crossroads of New York – where locals, commuters and visitors converge. But for too long, it hasn't served their needs.
It’s time for a new Penn Station, one worthy of New York and New Yorkers. Governor Hochul’s proposed plan will create a new commuter-first, world-class transit hub that also revitalizes the surrounding neighborhood. The new Penn Station won't just be an investment in the lives of New Yorkers today. It’s an investment for the future.
New Yorkers deserve the best.
They deserve a new Penn Station.
And they deserve it now.
Putting New Yorkers First
Reimagining the Future of Penn Station
“This plan puts New Yorkers first, delivering the rider-focused transit experience and great neighborhood they deserve. Investing in Penn Station means investing in New York's future as we build a more sustainable, livable city.”
History of Penn Station
Penn Station was once one of the most beloved buildings in New York City.
The original Penn Station, constructed in 1910, provided New Yorkers with a first-class experience worthy of the greatest city in the world. But short-sighted decisions led to its destruction in 1963, and its replacement didn’t take into consideration the future growth and needs of New Yorkers.
As the American historian Vincent Scully said about Penn Station: “One entered the city like a god. One scuttles in now like a rat.”
The current Penn Station, with its confusing multi-level layout, crowded corridors, and cramped ceilings, just isn’t working for New Yorkers. The new Penn Station will be a sun-lit, single-level modern train hall with wider corridors, more space, and a welcoming feeling.
More than just a train station, the new Penn Station will be a revitalization of the whole neighborhood, with the addition of new residential and commercial space, as well as 8 acres of new public space.
A Commuter-First Vision
See What the New Penn Station Will Look Like
31st Street, looking west
33rd Street, looking east
33rd Street entrance, looking west
30,000-square-foot open plaza
The lower level under the skylight
Single-level train hall
The expanded concourse section
- Since 1968, daily users have increased from 200,000 to 600,000
- Penn Station is the busiest transit hub in the Western Hemisphere
- More than 60% of people using Penn Station every day are subway and LIRR riders
- New commercial projects and private development will support projects that directly benefit the public, including a new Penn Station, reducing the need to use tax dollars or raise fares.
- The plan for a new Penn Station will create more than 50,000 good-paying construction jobs