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

Posted on July 5, 2017

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NEW YORK — Speed restrictions at Penn Station that slowed trains to 10 mph and resulted in frustrating twice-a-day delays for NJ Transit commuters were temporarily lifted by Amtrak in time for the Monday morning commute, NJ Advance Media reports.

The request to end the speed limit before summer track work, which will cut trains service by 25% to and from Penn Station, was made by NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro. The track work will close at least three tracks in the busy 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. For the full story, click here.

In other news related to the so-called “Summer of Hell,” The New York Times is looking for subway, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, Metro-North Railroad, and Amtrak riders who commute daily to assist with their coverage of transportation into and out of the New York City. For the full story, click here.

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