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RUSH HOUR ANIMATION AT NEW YORK PENN STATION 

New York Penn Station is the busiest train station in America, handling more than 1,300 train movements every weekday. The animation above is an accelerated depiction of regularly scheduled inbound and outbound trains at New York Penn Station during 40 minutes of a normal rush hour (8:00 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.).  Each of the arrows and red lines indicates a train in the station.  As you can see, the station is filled with trains constantly moving and consuming every available space.

The above New York Penn Station track map highlights one of the most complex interlockings on the Northeast Corridor – A Interlocking – the critical sorting mechanism that routes trains entering and exiting Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard across 21 tracks. A Interlocking, the area shaded in orange, is where the infrastructure renewal work will take place this summer.

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