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Penn Station's 7th Avenue Concourse sports upgraded technology


New technology upgrades have been completed at Penn Station's 7th Avenue Concourse in New York City.

The upgrades include improved sound systems, larger monitors and a multi-color destination display that will enable riders to more quickly view the next train destined for their particular station, New Jersey Transit officials announced.

The ticketing area now features a new destination display — eight monitors installed side-by-side that show an alphabetical list of destinations by station, along with the departure time for the next train headed to that station, track number, rail line and transfer station, where required.

In addition, NJ Transit added two large customer information displays at the 31st Street and 32nd Street entrances.

"As the busiest rail station in our public transportation network, we understand the challenges that navigating New York Penn Station can present to our customers," said NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein in a press release. "We are committed to making the necessary investments to modernize our customer communication systems and enable customers to more easily determine when and where their train is departing."

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