October 13, 2017 Amtrak Announces Work To Refresh And Modernize New York Penn Station Restrooms

Project is part of Amtrak’s commitment to New York Penn Station’s renewal

NEW YORK – Amtrak today announced that restrooms on the Amtrak concourse at New York Penn Station are receiving a refresh. Work on the women’s restroom will begin starting Monday, October 16. Following completion of the women’s restroom, the refresh of the men’s restroom will begin. The restroom project is the first of several improvements Amtrak is planning for the station, and is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.

Amtrak has temporary restroom facilities located on West 31st halfway between 7th and 8th Avenues on the former taxiway that will also open on Monday, October 16. The temporary restrooms include sinks, indoor heating, and units fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Amtrak Police Department will monitor the temporary restrooms. Amtrak passengers can access the temporary restrooms via the escalators and elevator on the Amtrak rotunda. Directional signs will be available at the station.

“Amtrak is working to provide the best possible customer experience at New York Penn Station by enhancing our current amenities,” said Mike DeCataldo, Vice President, Transportation, at Amtrak. “The restroom upgrades reflect Amtrak’s commitment to provide our passengers with a high level of customer service and align perfectly with our efforts to upgrade our stations, across the country.”

The updated restrooms will include durable terrazzo floors, contemporary wall tiling, updated fixtures and energy efficient lighting. New solid surface sinks will incorporate automatic soap dispensers, faucets and hand dryers.

The restroom refresh comes on the heels of the recently completed Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, and advances Amtrak’s plan to modernize stations, infrastructure, and trains on the Northeast Corridor. Additional Penn Station initiatives include the Concourse Management Strategy study currently underway with Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit and design of the refresh program for Amtrak’s ticketed waiting room and ClubAcela lounge.

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