Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station
Amtrak Continues Next Phase of New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Work
Amtrak is continuing its work to renew the infrastructure at New York Penn Station. In 2018, Amtrak engineering crews will replace two tracks and three turnouts at Penn Station. This work is part of Amtrak’s ongoing maintenance program to improve New York Penn Station’s infrastructure operations performance and reliability.
What does this mean for my commute?
While the bulk of the renewal work for 2018 will occur on weekends, there will be a series of continuous single-track closures within the Station from January 5, 2018 through May 28, 2018, which will require minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station. Amtrak is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.
The following schedule changes will take place during the renewal work (weekdays January 8 - May 28, 2018)::
- Amtrak is cancelling Northeast Regional Trains 110 from Washington, DC (WAS) to New York Penn Station (NYP) and 127 from NYP to WAS
- Northbound Keystone Train 640 will terminate at Newark Penn Station
- Southbound Keystone Train 643 will originate at Newark Penn Station
- Southbound Train 173 will stop at Newark Airport
- Southbound Trains 129, 193 and 653 will all have earlier departure times.
- Train 170 will also depart WAS early, stop at North Philadelphia and Cornwells Heights and resume its schedule from Trenton
- Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT are also expected to announce service schedule adjustments
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. Amtrak is making every effort to make sure its customers have the information they need to get to and from their destinations.
- To check the status of your train or to modify existing reservations, visit Amtrak.com or the Amtrak mobile app
- Opt-in to email or text alerts when booking your trip to be notified of real-time delays
- Follow @AmtrakNEC, @NJTransit, and @LIRR for timely updates about New York Penn Station
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