Infrastructure Renewal

Amtrak has completed its summer 2018 renewal work. Over the past three months, Amtrak crews safely and successfully worked to reconstruct three major assets in New York City: The Empire Tunnel and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which provides train access between upstate New York and New York Penn Station, as well as renewal work on track 19 in New York Penn Station. With these projects now complete, Amtrak customers and commuters will have a more reliable service into and out of New York Penn Station.

What’s next for infrastructure renewal?

During the fall, Amtrak will begin work on JO Interlocking located at the east end of the station complex. This work will take place on weekends only, between Friday, September 21 and Monday, December 17. All work will be prioritized allowing weekend work to be complete before the Monday morning rush.

What does this mean for my commute?

We are making slight modifications to northbound and southbound Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains. Schedule information can be found by searching in "Schedules" at the top of any page.

How do I stay informed?

Amtrak, LIRR and NJ TRANSIT will each assume responsibility for helping their passengers navigate any changes in service or schedule.

To check the status of your train or to modify existing reservations, visit or the Amtrak mobile app.

  • Opt-in to email or text alerts when booking your trip to be notified of real-time delays
  • Follow @AmtrakNECAlerts, @NJTransit, and @LIRR for timely updates about New York Penn Station

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