That’s all she wrote, folks. Penn Station’s (relatively) beloved big board has departed the building. Removal started Tuesday. Throughout the week, as you can see above, workers meticulously disassembled the iconic departure board like Dave murdering Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Below is what the scene looked like today. In lieu of flowers, please send beer money to passengers who’ve just missed their train and need to drown their sorrows at Kabooz’s Bar & Grille.
As Amtrak and NJ Transit passengers gritted their teeth and cursed row upon row of “DELAYED” notifications during last night’s storm, they had no idea that it was their last dance with Penn Station’s beloved departure board. By this morning, the 16-year-old board had ceased operations, and was covered by a tarp on one side.