(Penn Station Update: Funding, Signage, and Confusion)

Interview with AECOM Unfortunately most the information was confidential and off the record but it was able to verify we are heading in the right direction and helped shed light on some uncertain areas. Points gathered from the material: Track use via Amtrak, LIRR, or New Jersey Transit Sectionally we…

Site visit, Penn Station

I noticed new signage and graphics in areas of the station perhaps with a more targeted approach to way-finding given the the sometimes disorientating experience of going below ground to enter Penn Station while staring at Madison Square Garden resting on top of the site. I also came across a…

Site Visit to Penn Station

I spent Sunday afternoon in Penn Station. The following photos I took vary from underground to ground, platform to tracks, passengers to staffs, trying to show those different conditions in different scenes. In this way, I tried to capture not only the space but also people's activities and emotion there.…

(Penn Station Site Visit)

Penn Station Site Visit February Thursday 22nd, 8:00PM The site is not how I think of Penn Station — it seemed surprising quiet that evening. The grand space in which many people stand looking up at the variable message boards was empty except for a few people. At this hour…

Penn Station Map

New York City has the best public transportation system in the country, but it brings people in and out of Manhattan, which is a limitation for people living in the region and is the main reason for the station being overcrowded within Manhattan. New Jersey Transit(Orange Line), terminating at…

(Penn Station Accident)

No One Was Seriously Injured...this time… This is a story uncovering why a collision occurred at Penn Station March 24th of last year, 2017. The collision was between an Amtrak train and New Jersey Transit train within Penn Station. No one was hurt but this seems to be the…

New York Penn Station -- Interviews

By Sadie Dempsey, Timothy Clark, Yicheng Xu Amtrak We identified Amtrak as an integral source of general information given their ownership New York Penn Station and placed an interview request for CEO Richard Anderson with their office of media relations. The organization, through spokesman Jason Abrams, replied that Mr. Anderson…

New York Penn Station

Our charts and data sets are compiled for access here. Revisiting issues such as flooding, overcrowding and ridership safety, and infrastructure maintenance at New York Penn Station, we start with a closer look at the NYC Department of City Planning Flood Map (pictured top). Given the proximity to the Hudson…

New York Penn Station: 3 Topics

Overcrowding, Flooding and Maintenance Overcrowding Overcrowding becomes an apparent issue after reading multiple reports which site numbers around half a million users of the station that was designed for only 200,000 travelers. The original 1910 station by McKim, Mead and White, was a lofty spacious structure, only to be…