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Gov. Cuomo wants to add tracks, access at Penn Station

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 07:59:48-05

NEW YORK — New York's governor wants to revamp Penn Station to increase track and train capacity.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he will propose acquiring the block south of Penn Station to add at least eight new underground tracks.

He said creating new, larger terminals will boost track and train capacity by 40% at the country's busiest train hub.

More than 600,000 people pass through Penn Station daily on trains run by Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Commuter rail service was disrupted in 2017 and 2018 when a series of breakdowns forced Amtrak to accelerate its repairs of tracks and other infrastructure at the station.