LIRR Press Release – April 24, 2017 – Penn Station Security Concerns


As the owner of Penn Station and lead agency responsible for the security of the station and its users, the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC) demands that Amtrak take the steps necessary to ensure that the police agencies in Penn Station constitute an effective and coordinated force for the protection of the facility and its users.

LIRRCC Chair Mark Epstein commented, “the safety and security situation in Penn Station has to change, and Amtrak, as the owner and operator of the station, must take the lead to ensure that Penn Station is provided with appropriate levels of law enforcement and security personnel, as well as safety enhancements, to safeguard the users of Penn Station.”

View the press release here:  17-07 LIRRCC Penn Station Security