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Amtrak taps AECOM to improve Penn Station passenger concourse

Rail| August 15, 2017

In partnership with Network Rail, they will conduct an independent review of the interaction, coordination, and collaboration between the railroads’ various passenger concourses within Penn Station and provide recommendations to improve the design, functionality, communications, and coordination at this critical station.

[Video] Penn Station Central Control - American Experience PBS

Rail| August 8, 2017

Phil Kaplan has worked for Amtrak for 37 years, and he takes us for an unusual behind the scenes look at New York City's Penn Station Central Control room. Published on Feb 20, 2014

Rail| August 7, 2017

FTA announces NEC Portal Bridge Project Record of Decision

This ROD is a part of the environmental review process required by law for projects seeking federal funding through the CIG Program. Additional steps must be completed according to legal criteria before the FTA can make a determination about CIG funding for the project.

Rail| August 3, 2017

Lyft to provide rides to Amtrak stations

New users of Lyft will receive $5 off each of their first four rides by using a promo code.

Management & Operations| July 17, 2017

Amtrak pleased with week one of Penn Station track work

Crews are replacing aging equipment, such as signals and several thousand feet of track, over a two-month period, leading to the so-called "Summer of Hell."

Rail| July 10, 2017

'Summer of Hell' begins as Amtrak begins Penn Station track work

The “hell” is expected to last for two months, with track repair work expected to be completed by Sept. 1.

Rail| July 6, 2017

New York lands $537M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment

The Moynihan Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips currently pass through Penn Station.

Security and Safety | July 5, 2017

Speed restrictions lifted on part of NJ Transit rail service into Penn Station

The speed restrictions and accompanying 15 to 30 minute delays have been in place since mid-May for inspections and track work. NJ Transit officials said the agency posted historic low numbers for on-time performance in May.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Time Lapse: Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

During the weekend of June 16-19, 2017, Amtrak engineering forces work to replace three full track panels (ties, rail and switches) in "A" interlocking, an area of tracks and switches that serves as the crucial sorting mechanism routing trains that enter Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard to the various tracks and platforms in the station. This time-lapse video captured just over 22 hours of a 55-hour work period.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Amtrak's Infrastructure Renewal at New York's Penn Station

Amtrak president/CEO Wick Moorman describes infrastructure renewal efforts underway at New York's Penn Station.

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