Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of New York State, opened the new Moynihan Train Hall on 1 January. The hall is located in the historic and recently renovated Farley building in central Manhattan. It covers an area of 32,000 m2 and enlarges the concourse space of Penn Station – one of the country’s busiest – by 50%.
Ineco worked on the project in 2018 and 2019, providing Operational Readiness and Transfer (ORAT) services to WSP USA for the new underground train hall (see IT65), which will serve two operators: Amtrak, with 16 medium and long-distance lines, and LIRR, with 10 commuter lines.
The work carried out by Ineco included preparing a detailed programme of activities, designing and commissioning the structure, coordinating the various work groups, creating a risk register, identifying and evaluating processes, and preparing the ORAT manual.