New escalators at Penn Station street entrance

New escalators under construction at Penn Station

New escalators under construction at Penn Station

At the Eighth Avenue / 31st Street entrance to Amtrak’s concourse at Penn Station, there exists two staircases and a single escalator. The escalator usually runs up in the AM rush (until 10 AM) and runs down at all other times. Though sometimes it runs in the wrong direction for the time period.

Well, that problem now seems to have a solution – one of the staircases and the single escalator are both behind a construction wall, with signage indicating that two new escalators are being constructed. So it seems that at completion, there will be full time up and down escalators at this entrance, and one staircase. If Amtrak can keep these new escalators in running condition, then this should be a welcome improvement to this entrance.

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