Federal Funds to Preserve Space for NY-NJ Train Tunnels


An accessway that would be necessary for any project to build new train tunnels connecting New Jersey with New York City’s Penn Station will be preserved for the future thanks to $185 million in federal funding, officials announced Thursday.

The money, from the Transportation Department’s allotment of Superstorm Sandy relief funding, will go toward a concrete casement that preserves access into Penn Station.

If the Hudson Yards project continued without the casement, officials said, it would block access for any new tunnel project.


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