NY Penn Station to get long-sought overhaul

New York Penn Station will be getting a long-awaited overhaul in the near future.

New York Penn Station will be getting a long-awaited overhaul in the near future. (1/6/16)

NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressing the restart button on the long-sought overhaul of Penn Station.

He announced Wednesday that a request for proposals from developers would go out this week. The project would include improvements like bringing in natural light to what's currently a dark, poorly signed, congested maze underneath Madison Square Garden.

Penn Station is the nation's busiest train station, with more than 650,000 passengers daily on three rail lines. Plans to overhaul it have been in process for decades, including efforts to connect it via underground passages to a redeveloped postal office across the street to improve passenger access.

The postal office project has had developers attached to it for a decade. It's unclear whether Cuomo's proposal means that agreement has been severed.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was killed in a shooting on 1 At least 1 dead in Thursday night Newark shooting
St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 2 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom
Genesis Rincon was shot and killed by a 3 Man pleads guilty for death of 12-year-old girl
Kane In Your Corner continues its investigation into 4 KIYC: NJSPCA no-bid contracts questioned
Marist High School in Bayonne is not giving 5 Marist High School appeals to Pope in final attempt to stay open

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.