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Track work at New York Penn Station
April 27, 2017

AMTRAK PRESIDENT AND CEO WICK MOORMAN ANNOUNCES NEW YORK PENN STATION IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES

Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman has announced a series of initiatives to strengthen railroad infrastructure and improve operations and preparedness at New York Penn Station, the nation’s busiest rail station and transportation facility.

“After only a short time here at Amtrak it has become apparent to me that we need to accelerate major renewal work in New York Penn Station,” said Moorman, who became CEO in September 2016. “Using our limited resources, we have made this renewal project a priority to ensure the continuity of travel in the region. Without these improvements, Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT and the Long Island Rail Road could continue to see major disruptions, which could also have an impact on passenger safety.”

Moorman added, “We at Amtrak understand the steps that must be taken to ensure a safe and reliable railway and will be working throughout the summer and beyond to make the required improvements. We will be collaborating with our partners at NJT and the LIRR to plan this work in order to minimize disruptions and inconvenience for our customers who rely on us for service.”

The Penn Station Improvement Initiatives include:

- New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Program
- New York Penn Station Passenger Concourse Coordination Review
- Development of a Joint Station Concourse Operations Center
- Safety & Security

Read more the full news release here and find additional information and updates about the New York Penn Station Improvement Initiatives at Amtrak.com and Amtrak.com/NYPrenewal.

 

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