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Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

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Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

The "Left Coast Lifter" Crane is ready to remove the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge on June 14, 2018

Renewal concrete pour

Amtrak forces pour concrete to secure newly-installed block ties at New York Penn Station

Renewal crane

Amtrak crews replace panels on track 10 during Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station


Amtrak's track construction team use abrasive rail cutting saws to ensure components are installed per design specifications.

Amtrak has completed its summer 2018 renewal work. Over the past three months, Amtrak crews safely and successfully worked to reconstruct three major assets in New York City: The Empire Tunnel and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which provides train access between upstate New York and New York Penn Station, as well as renewal work on track 19 in New York Penn Station. With these projects now complete, Amtrak customers and commuters will have a more reliable service into and out of New York Penn Station.

During the fall of 2018, Amtrak will begin work on JO Interlocking located at the east end of the station complex. This work will take place on weekends only, between Friday, September 21 and Monday, December 17. All work will be prioritized allowing weekend work to be complete before the Monday morning rush.

The Infrastructure Renewal Program is one element of Amtrak’s plan to modernize stations, infrastructure and equipment on the Northeast Corridor.

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