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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 will continue its Infrastructure Renewal Program this summer by performing critical reconstruction of three major railroad infrastructure 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.

Due to the work on the Empire Connection and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, Empire ServiceEthan Allen ExpressAdirondack and Maple Leaf trains will all be rerouted from New York Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal between Saturday, May 26, and Tuesday, September 4. The Lake Shore Limited will only operate between Boston and Chicago, with New York City and Hudson Valley customers connecting from Empire Service trains at Albany-Rensselaer.

While the schedules have yet to be finalized, there will be less service impacts and schedule changes compared to Summer 2017. The work on Track 19 will occur between Friday, June 8 and Friday, July 20. To accommodate the work, Amtrak will operate a  modified schedule  . LIRR and NJ TRANSIT will each assume responsibility for helping their passengers navigate any changes in service or schedule, if they have any as a result of this work.

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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