The New Jersey Transit board of directors on Wednesday authorized a $4.1 million contract with FX Collaborative Architects of New York for preliminary design, engineering and construction assistance of the Central Concourse Extension at Penn Station New York (PSNY), which will provide additional customer access to tracks.
“Penn Station New York is the busiest rail station in the NJ TRANSIT system serving nearly 100,000 customers every day,” said NJ Transit President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Corbett. “This project, in partnership with Amtrak, will enhance pedestrian flow within the station, adding access to platforms and improving the overall experience for customers using the station.”
The Central Concourse Extension is a proposed corridor that will provide additional access to Tracks 1-12. The overriding purpose of the Central Concourse Extension will be to improve passenger access to NJ Transit trains entering and leaving PSNY. It will also improve passenger connectivity within the station and to the street.
Working with Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT will define the project and advance the design to 30-percent, continuing the focus on the structural and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) impacts, construction impacts and architectural feasibility. This phase of design is anticipated to be completed in 2023.