Amtrak to Operate Some Intercity Trains from Grand Central This Summer as Penn Station Repair Work Continues

By Anna Breuer on 9 June 2018
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Grand Central Terminal

Amtrak will once again operate some trains out of Grand Central Terminal this summer instead of Penn Station.

The railroad will operate all Empire Service trains to upstate New York, the Ethan Allen Express to Rutland, Vermont; the Adirondack to Montreal; and the Maple Leaf to Toronto, from Grand Central Terminal.

The change to Grand Central will give travelers a breather from the dark and dank Penn Station, which is slated to get a complete overhaul.

The move comes as Amtrak makes repairs to Penn Station. Amtrak is updating the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge’s electrical and mechanical equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and it will also replace track in the Empire Tunnel that leads to Penn Station. In addition, it is replacing cross ties, grade crossings, and 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) of continuous rail, including the track between the tunnel and the bridge, said Scot Naparstek, Amtrak’s COO, in a meeting with reporters.

Trains are slated to resume operating from Penn Station on September 4.

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