Coalition Calls for Moynihan Station in Manhattan, but With Changes

The Lackawanna Coalition has endorsed the concept of the Moynihan Station planned for the Farley Post Office building west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, across the street from the existing Penn Station, but has not endorsed the plan in its current form.  We call for all tracks to be extended to accommodate trains of any length, and for walkways above track level to accommodate all platforms.  These changes will improve pedestrian flow, facilitate rail operations, and increase station capacity during peak commuting hours.  The basic plan calls for extending existing platforms to the west and building a new station under the Post Office building, which would be used primarily by Amtrak for intercity trains.