NJ Transit

NJ Transit service resumes to, from Penn Station after disabled train causes delays

New Jersey Transit trains are running on or close to their normal schedules to and from Penn Station after a train disabled in one of the Hudson River during the Wednesday morning rush hour commute, the agency announced. NJ Transit trains are operating on or close to schedule in and out of Penn...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:30am

The best times to leave NYC for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, but nothing can derail the weekend’s celebratory mood quite like getting stuck in traffic or a mass delay on mass transit as many New Yorkers flee the city in droves. But thanks to Clever Commute, a mobile app that combines crowdsourced user...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:12pm

Amtrak power issue causing delays, headaches at Penn Station

Updated, 2:49 p.m.: Amtrak expects the overhead wire issue that has plagued commuters in and out of New York Penn Station for most of Monday will be resolved around 3:30 p.m., just in time for the evening rush hour, the agency told Metro.  Amtrak said that a messenger wire became separated...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:55pm

Amtrak announces summer 2018 repair work at Penn Station

Amtrak will continue its infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station for the second consecutive summer, the agency announced Tuesday. This round of work, estimated to cost between $45 million and $50 million, will make critical repairs and reconstruction on three major New York City...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:02pm

Here’s what to expect for your post-snow commute this morning

Updated, 4 p.m.: Amtrak has announced that all scheduled Northeast Corridor service will be restored Friday following cancellations caused by Wednesday's nor'easter along the East Coast. The only change, the agency said, is that passengers traveling between New York Penn Station and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:03pm

It’s been a rough week for NJ Transit passengers

In addition to facing standing-room-only rides on their commutes and service changes due to Amtrak’s Penn Station renewal work starting up again this week, New Jersey Transit passengers on Thursday saw multiple delays due to an overhead wire problem at the busy New York rail hub. Service on...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:21am

Amtrak's winter work at Penn Station starts this week

The winter round of repair work at Penn Station is slated to begin as scheduled on Friday, which means that changes are coming Monday for Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit passengers, though most of the work will be done on weekends. Amtrak owns and maintains the tracks at Penn...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 1:24pm

Lost transit connection opportunity for the Bayonne Bridge

Something else was missing from recent news that cost for reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge has now grown between $350 to $400 million from $1.3 to between $1.65 and $1.7 billion. Ongoing work is two years behind schedule. This past fall was the 89th anniversary of the ground breaking...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Amtrak winter work at Penn Station is coming

Commuters survived the “summer of hell” Amtrak repairs at New York’s Penn Station, but are they headed for a winter of discontent as the agency announced Phase II of its infrastructure renewal work at the nation’s busiest rail hub? “After a successful summer, it is...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:37am

How four tri-state cities bidding for Amazon’s HQ2 fare with mass transit

With Amazon now tasked with sifting through 238 proposals for its second North American headquarters, transit advocates took a closer look at how four tri-state bidding cities match up when it comes to mass transit, one of the online retailer’s criteria for HQ2. Released Wednesday, a study...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Amtrak repairs at Penn Station complete, weekend work still ahead

After two months of nonstop work, Amtrak repairs at Penn Station are officially over. "This accelerated work was an enormous undertaking. We did it on time, on budget and, most importantly, safely," Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman said Thursday.  In order to execute the accelerate renewal...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:59pm

Penn Station’s ‘summer of hell’ ends Sept. 5: Amtrak

The end of Penn Station’s “summer of hell” is nigh. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road schedules, which were changed as part of the infrastructure repair work at the nation’s busiest rail terminal, are slated to return to normal on Sept. 5, Amtrak...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:25pm

NJ Transit train derails at Penn Station, straphangers face massive delays on subway

The Wednesday morning commute got off to a chaotic start after a New Jersey Transit train derailed at Penn Station and straphangers faced massive delays on several subway lines. The NJ Transit derailment was the fourth this year at the nation’s busiest rail terminal. The train went off Track...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:53am

NJ Transit’s latest issue? No crew

Commuters aren’t the only ones battling the subsequent service changes due to Amtrak’s two-month repair work at Penn Station. New Jersey Transit canceled several trains Monday night due to a “manpower shortage.” Four trains on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:02am

What if Amtrak's Penn Station repairs aren't done on time?

We’re four days into Penn Station’s “summer of hell” repair work, which is closing three tracks at a clip at the busy New York City terminal, but what happens if the work isn’t complete by the Sept. 1 target? Outgoing Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman gave an inclination during...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:01pm

What commuters are saying about the first day of hell at Penn Station

The “summer of hell” is officially underway for commuters who use Penn Station to get in and out of New York City. From service cancellations to rerouting to more riders on less New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road rains, it is sure to be a hellish two months indeed as Amtrak...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:39am

NJ Transit service restored after derailment at Penn Station

Commuters faced another New Jersey Transit derailment at Penn Station Thursday night, but normal service has resumed on or close to regular schedules for the Friday morning commute, the agency said. Train service in/out of Penn Station New York is now operating on or close schedule. —...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:47am

How to get out of NYC on Fourth of July weekend

You already know your daily commute in New York City can often be a magical mystery of misadventure. But what happens when you throw a holiday weekend like Fourth of July into the mix of what has truly been a hot mess of mass transit in recent weeks? We’re already anxious just thinking about...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Riders sue MTA and LIRR; agencies announce service changes for Amtrak Penn Station repairs

Days after New Jersey Transit announced its service change schedule for this summer’s Amtrak repair work at Penn Station, the MTA followed suit — and fed-up commuters filed a suit. A class-action lawsuit filed by Meredith Jacobs and Fred Lee in Nassau County against the MTA and...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:16pm

Here’s your ‘summer of hell’ Penn Station schedule, NJ Transit riders

With Amtrak’s extensive track repair work at Penn Station set to begin in exactly one month, New Jersey Transit has released the forthcoming changes to its weekday schedule. Amtrak, which owns and operates the 21 tracks at the nation’s busiest — and incident-riddled — rail...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:43pm