Local transit historian and railfan Dj Hammers makes tons of great videos showing how transit works and runs in the City. In this recent upload to YouTube, Dj Hammers captures the newly-reopened Moynihan Train Hall in Midtown, Manhattan. Check it out!
The Moynihan Train Hall is an expansion of New York City's Pennsylvania Station into the adjacent James A. Farley Building, the city's former main post office building. Located between Eighth Avenue, Ninth Avenue, 31st Street, and 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the annex provides new access to most of Penn Station's platforms for Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak passengers, serving 17 of the station's 21 tracks.
The train hall was built to alleviate congestion in Penn Station, which saw 650,000 daily riders before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The $1.6 billion renovations retained the landmarked, Beaux-Arts Farley Building and added a central atrium with a glass roof. In addition, Moynihan Train Hall includes retail space, waiting areas, and three works of art. The train hall opened January 1, 2021, and is named for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the U.S. Senator who had originally championed the plan. Enjoy these videos of the very first day of operation!
via Dj Hammers
Originally published on March 2nd, 2019
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