MTA C&D, Penn East End Gateway LIRR Concourse

Group PMX serves as part of the MTA Construction & Development (MTA C&D) Program Management Team that is playing a pivotal role in executing a series of dramatic improvements to New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, the busiest transit hub in North America. Penn Station is owned by Amtrak, used by Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New Jersey Transit, and has connections to six New York City Transit subway lines. Pedestrian circulation in the LIRR concourses is congested, particularly at rush hours, and the concourses are insufficient to meet current and projected commuter demand.

Through the MTA C&D and LIRR, the MTA is collaborating with the property owner, Vornado, to improve the entire space significantly. In Phase 1, Vornado constructed a new entrance with escalators and stairs from 33rd Street near 7th Avenue directly into the 33rd Street Connecting Concourse. The renovated areas include improved safety and security, a new 33rd street entrance, and associated reconfiguration in the concourse.

In Phase 2, Vornado will widen the 33rd Street Connecting Concourse and construct other improvements in all the LIRR Train Hall concourses, including new lighting, refreshed floor, wall and ceiling finishes, new wayfinding signage, rehabilitated and expanded electrical and HVAC systems, and greatly expanded BOH facilities.

To advance this initiative, MTA C&D awarded expert project management services to WSP. As part of WSP’s team, Group PMX provides construction management, project oversight, field inspection, and commercial management (project controls, financial/contract management, scheduling oversight) services.

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