December 20, 2019 Amtrak Continues Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station in Early 2020

State of good repair work will have minimal impact on scheduled train operations

NEW YORK – Amtrak is continuing its Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station throughout Winter 2020 as part of its ongoing maintenance program to improve the Station’s infrastructure operations performance and reliability. Unlike previous years, this round of renewal work will not require any reductions or modifications in service for Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT trains or impact customers. Long Island Rail Road trains will have minimal schedule modifications, however, as a result of this work.

“Modernizing and investing in infrastructure is a continuous process, and Amtrak is committed to making investments towards updating infrastructure when needed,” said Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. “We thank our customers as well as our partners at NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road for their patience and continued cooperation with our efforts to keep this important infrastructure in a state of good repair.”

This work, which is focused on Tracks 11 and 14, will begin Friday, January 3 and is scheduled to conclude Friday, April 17, 2020. Amtrak is investing $7.6 million for this project, which involves a project scope of removing, replacing, and installing new timber block ties and concrete, collecting and disposing general debris, and installing a safety construction barrier on the platform to protect passengers.

New York Penn Station is the busiest train station in America, handling more than 1,300 train movements every weekday. Over the past three years, Amtrak has made significant strides and more than $150 million of investments in providing a modern, safe experience to train travelers by updating its infrastructure in the New York region.

The Infrastructure Renewal Program benefits New York State with an upgraded, state-of-the art railroad and is one element of Amtrak’s plan to modernize stations, infrastructure and equipment on the Northeast Corridor. Additional information and updates can be found at Amtrak.com and Amtrak.com/NYPrenewal.

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