With its low ceilings and cramped corridors, Penn Station is anything but beloved by train travelers.
"It is decrepit, and it's an affront to riders who use it," said Governor Andrew Cuomo. "Well, why are you so negative on Penn Station? Because it's terrible!"
On Tuesday, Cuomo unveiled the latest proposal to make Penn Station a glorious terminal again.
The $1.6 billion renovation would move Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road across Eighth Avenue into the Farley Post Office Building, to be renamed Moynihan Train Hall.
"New York will not have seen anything like it in decades," Cuomo said.
As part of the plan, the cramped concourses inside the existing Penn Station will be renovated and expanded to ease the space crunch for commuters.
"Right now, it's about 25 feet wide, so everybody's channeled in that cattle-call area," Cuomo said.
Cuomo says all the needed approvals and funding have been obtained, and that after decades of delays, the dream of a new Penn Station will finally be realized.
"I don't announce plans with caveats. This is what is going to happen," Cuomo said.