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.
This work, which is focused on Tracks 11 and 14, will begin Jan. 3, and is scheduled to conclude April 17. 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.