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Amtrak planning more Penn Station track repairs

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Amtrak will hit the tracks at Penn Station again bringing changes to LIRR and NJ Transit services as it makes repairs beginning in January.

It's time for a better Penn Station

With the “summer of hell” at Penn Station behind us, 650,000 daily commuters have once again returned to the transit hub's cramped corridors. While the station itself is not markedly... To view the full story, click the title link.

Three Pedestrians Injured By 'Out-Of-Control' Van Driver Near Penn Station

Three people were struck by a driver who apparently lost control of his van early Friday evening near Penn Station and plowed into pedestrians. A frightened witness told NBC New York, "My heart....I'm still trying to breathe right now... Some people jumped back, some jumped forward and some ran out of the way. It was scary." [ more › ]

7 awe-inspiring train stations across America

New York City's nightmarish Penn Station is undergoing massive renovations to restore it to something close to its original grandeur. Central Station's original beauty, however, is still visible. It does more than chauffeur commuters. Show More Summary

Penn Station commuters may face more service outages

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Remaining repair work may require service outages that go beyond nights and weekends, though no specific project or timeline was offered.

Construction on Hudson River tunnel planned to start in spring

The head of Amtrak defended the $30 billion price tag of a plan to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson River, expand Penn Station and add a bridge in New Jersey. He said he expected construction to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cute: Amtrak Thinks It Can Somehow Make Penn Station Restrooms Less Vile

On a recent trip to Penn Station, a number of commuters complained that the bathrooms were lacking. "They need another bathroom...and they need to clean them. Fix everything," commuter Amy Evans said. Well, Amy, lucky for you Gothamist...Show More Summary

Commuters dread return to Penn Station after not-so-hellish summer

New Jersey Transit commuters were promised a two-month nightmare as New York City’s Pennsylvania Station was partially shut down for track work. Pffft. It’ll go down as the summer of... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York Today: New York Today: ‘Summer of Hell’ Comes to an End

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Tuesday: Track repairs end at Penn Station, summery weather, and the ugly side of modeling.

Attention Commuters: The Not-So-Hellish Summer Of 'Hell' Ends Tuesday

The emergency Penn Station repair work that inspired Governor Andrew Cuomo's now-infamous "summer of hell" tagline comes to an end Tuesday, on schedule. Nightmares anticipated in purple prose didn't come to pass on New Jersey Transit...Show More Summary

These four trains can carry you from coast to coast, where the final prize awaits: the vast beauty of the West

On the morning of Aug. 12, my wife, Laurel, and I were in New York City’s Penn Station awaiting Amtrak’s Northeast Regional No. 141 to take us to Washington, D.C. This would be the first leg of a 3,447-mile, four-train odyssey to Seattle — in the other Washington — and it would offer a window into...

These four trains can carry you from coast to coast, where the final prize awaits: the vast beauty of the West

On the morning of Aug. 12, my wife, Laurel, and I were in New York City’s Penn Station awaiting Amtrak’s Northeast Regional No. 141 to take us to Washington, D.C. This would be the first leg of a 3,447-mile, four-train odyssey to Seattle — in the other Washington — and it would offer a window into...

New York's Penn Station to resume full train service Tuesday after major Amtrak repairs

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The $40 million project replaced tracks at the heart of the station. The goal was to prevent unexpected breakdowns and delays, such as derailments July 6, April 3 and March 24.        

NJ Transit Prepares for Full Restoration of PSNY Service September 5

NJ Transit plans to restore full service at Penn Station New York on Tuesday, September 5th following confirmation by Amtrak that Phase One of their track renewal project has concluded.

Seven People Hospitalized Outside Penn Station After Possible K2 Overdose

Seven people who "seemed to be under the influence of something" outside Penn Station were rushed to the hospital Friday night, according to an FDNY spokesperson. [ more › ]

Sept. 5 marks end for Penn Station ‘Summer of Hell’

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Three major railroads that use Penn Station plan to resume regular train service on Sept. 5, following two months of track repairs.

Amtrak Says Penn Station 'Summer Of Hell' Repairs Will Be Done On Time

The emergency Penn Station repair work that inspired Governor Andrew Cuomo's now-infamous "summer of hell" tagline?which became a catchall for each derailment, stalled subway train and rush hour meltdown since?will finish on time, Amtrak announced Thursday. [ more › ]

NY: Train with Only Conductor Aboard Derails Near Penn Station

A New Jersey Transit train with only a conductor aboard derailed near Penn Station early Wednesday, causing no injuries but leading to delays for commuters.

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