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Big News! Moynihan Station Receives Federal Funding Necessary to Start Construction

Moynihanrender2.pngThe Moynihan Station project has just been awarded an $83.3 million federal grant that will allow the first phase of the project to move forward. This first phase includes:

- building two new entrances to Penn Station's platforms from West of Eighth Avenue through the corners of the Farley Building,
- doubling the length and width of the West End Concourse,
- providing 13 new "vertical access points" (escalators, elevators and stairs) to the platforms,
- doubling the width of the 33rd Street Connector between Penn Station and the West End Concourse, as well as
- other critical infrastructure improvements including platform ventilation and catenary work.

Now that funding has been lined up and design plans are in the final stages, construction should begin before the end of the year. The press statement from the Friends can be found here.