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January 27, 2021

Moynihan Train Hall Historic Timeline

October 1963: Pennsylvania Railroad begins razing original 1910 Pennsylvania Station building, confining rail passengers to the current subterranean replacement station facility.

1991: Amtrak develops Penn Station Facility Needs Assessment report, during which it becomes clear that space may become available at the Farley Building for passenger use.

April 1992: At a U.S. Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee hearing chaired by Senator Frank Lautenberg, Amtrak President Graham Claytor testifies about Amtrak’s preliminary plan to move its station facilities to the Farley Building…

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