No Changes to Amtrak Acela Schedule Planned During Summer Track Repairs at Penn Station

By Paul Riegler on 30 May 2017
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Amtrak said Tuesday that its high-speed Acela service linking Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. will continue to operate normally during several periods of extensive and disruptive repair work at New York City’s Penn Station this summer.

The railroad, which owns and operates Penn Station, will take several tracks at Penn Station out of service for long periods to speed up necessary and critical repair work.

The repair work will, however, result in other changes to the Amtrak schedule as well as those of the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit, which also use Penn Station.

Amtrak will cancel three daily trains in each direction between Penn Station and Union Station in Washington and will make other changes as well. It is also considering rerouting some trains from Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal.

Neither the LIRR nor New Jersey Transit have announced revised schedules but the latter said it will divert all trains on the Morris & Essex line from Penn Station to Hoboken Terminal, where commuters will be able to switch to PATH trains or ferry boats to cross the Hudson River, in addition to making other changes in its schedule

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