Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station

"Without these improvements, Amtrak, NJ Transit and the Long Island Rail Road could continue to see major disruptions, which could also have an impact on passenger safety".

"It's no secret that New Jersey Transit has been criticized over several even years that our customer notifications during events was less than robust", said NJ Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro.

Amtrak had originally planned to fix and replace infrastructure at Penn Station on weekends over the course of two to three years, its president and CEO Wick Moorman said Thursday.

Hundreds of thousands of commuters have endured delays lately due to two derailments and train breakdowns in the tunnels leading into Penn Station. While Amtrak has maintained and repaired this aging infrastructure, some of which dates to the 1970s, full replacement is now required to improve the reliability of this infrastructure at this critical moment in the station's history.

Nor could Moorman say how Amtrak would manage during the next decade with what officials described as maxed-out capacity at Penn Station, until a new tunnel under the Hudson River could be built.

The New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Program includes a series of major track and switch projects, beginning with the western portion of the station area. "It is our goal to cause the least amount of disruption".

Moorman said the agency decided it was time to expedite the work rather than stick to the timetable of scheduled upgrades. Long Islanders are still better off than those who rely on New Jersey Transit.


Left to right, Amtrak executive vice president Stephen Gardner, COO Scott Naparstek and CEO Wick Moorman in Trenton.

"Federal legislators from NY and New Jersey understand what the problem is".

"The whole objective of my talking about this from the beginning was to hold them to account to do the things they're doing", Christie said yesterday. In other words, you're more likely to make the 6:05 p.m. connection in Newark Penn Station on your commute home. "In light of serious issues surrounding Penn Station. and its failing infrastructure, Long Island commuters have faced unprecedented hardship that must be addressed", Kaminsky wrote.

In Hoboken, a major hub for New York-bound commuters, a 'worn and chipped track switch remained in use more than three months after it was identified, according to documents that New Jersey Transit provided after a public-records request.

"These delays and cancellations affect people's lives", said Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio. New staff is also being added to boost track maintenance and other rail services, he said. Christie, a second-term Republican who leaves office in January, has diverted 2.94bn from capital projects on his own railroad to cover day-to-day operations and patch budget holes.

Moorman urged lawmakers to press the case for federal funding for Gateway, a colossal $24 billion project that would build new tunnels under the Hudson, expand rail capacity in Newark and NY, replace the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River, and build new facilities for Penn Station in Manhattan. "We're going to begin [work] this summer, and we expect the majority of work to be done this summer". If the [track outages] are on the north side of the station, that's a different answer.

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