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Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Project Partners

  • Amtrak
  • NJ TRANSIT
  • Long Island Rail Road

Project Benefits

  • Service Reliability
  • Passenger Safety
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Project Status

Construction

Available Funding

 

Amtrak will continue to upgrade its infrastructure at New York Penn Station in 2018 as part of the next phase of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station. The projects will occur in the area of Track 15, which requires a section of concrete demolition and replacement (similar to the work on Track 10 during the summer of 2017), and Track 18, which requires localized concrete demolition with complex steel hardware replacement and rail renewal within Penn Station New York. In addition to this work, Amtrak will renew and replace three turnouts in “C” Interlocking, which is at the east end of the station and directs Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road trains to routes heading east and to Sunnyside Yard.

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.

 

Check back here or at https://www.amtrak.com/nyprenewal for regular project updates.