Just in time for the new year, the new terminal for Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad at Penn Station officially opens.
The new addition, named Moynihan Train Hall, also features a new waiting area for users.
The new space was part of the old postal building located just in front of 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue
Now Long Island Rail Road riders have new access to help decongest passenger traffic at Penn Station.
Governor Cuomo indicated that the new terminal is a work of art of those that are no longer being built. He also added that its reconstruction is a great job for the community.
The new train station is named after the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan who wanted to improve the traveler experience in the 1960s.
Travelers will have free internet access, shops and restaurants.
The $ 6 billion project will connect passengers to Amtrak and LIRR trains at the 9th avenue entrance.
Its surface area is 50 percent larger than the waiting area at Penn Station.
The Moynihan Train Hall will open to the public on January 1.
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