Amtrak says Penn Station repairs could cause major delays, cancellations

An Amtrak crew working to repair track damage at Penn Station after an April 3 derailment. Amtrak officials said more work is planned for Penn Station which could cause train delays and cancellations

Tens of thousands of New Jersey commuters who ride NJ Transit to and from Penn Station New York could face massive delays Amtrak officials told the New York Times because the agency says it needs to make urgent repairs that could shut down several tracks at a time.
The repairs are work beyond an ongoing project to build a new concrete foundation on track 7, which has been blamed for Monday’s delays.

“We are putting together plans to renew the infrastructure at New York Penn Station that will result in some delays and cancellations,” said Christina Leeds, an Amtrak spokeswoman. “This renewal effort will replace and rejuvenate the selected infrastructure providing needed updates, and is different than the ongoing repair work in New York Penn.”


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