Penn Station LIRR Concourse Modernization Completed

A modernized Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) concourse will welcome more than 600,000 people that travers its corridors, following the long-awaited completion of the $414 million project. As part of the project that centered on the station’s 33rd Street corridor, the concourse has been widened, ceiling heights increased, lighting and digital screens have been upgraded, and much-needed mechanical and electrical upgrades have been done. In addition, a new elevator has been constructed on West 33rd Street, as well as rebuilt stairs and newly installed handrails for improved ADA access. The project that had been awarded to the team of Skidmore, Owings, AECOM, and Skanska in 2020 broke ground in January 2021, and its completion brings Penn Station one step closer to becoming a world-class transportation hub.