Penn Station

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

LIRR schedules change as track work nears completion

As the LIRR enters its final phases of track work this spring, passengers can expect some service changes to go into effect on Monday and continue through May 18 on its Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches. As part of the LIRR’s Double Track Project that is slated to be finished by the end of the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:03pm

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

TSA to test suicide bomb detection tech at Penn Station

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now testing a new bomb detection technology at Penn Station meant to help identify suicide vests or other explosives that are strapped onto someone’s body. The initiative begins Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced. Schumer pushed for the...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am

Penn Station-bound Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph

A high-speed Boston-bound Amtrak train broke apart while traveling at 125 mph through Maryland on Tuesday morning, Amtrak said.  "Earlier this morning, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Acela Express train 2150 traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston experienced a mechanical issue when two...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 1:46pm

Penn Station repairs moving along as scheduled, Amtrak chief engineer says

A month in, Amtrak’s latest round of infrastructure repair work at New York Penn Station is moving right along — and on schedule, Chief Engineer Gery Williams said during a media call Friday. “We’re making good progress, and we remain on schedule for Track 15 work,”...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:08pm

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

Rail damage causes commuting chaos on LIRR to, from Penn Station

Updated, 11:11 a.m.: Service on the Long Island Rail Road has resumed after a damaged third rail caused mass delays across the system, the agency announced just before 11 a.m. While residual delays are expected, the LIRR tweeted that its service is "on or close to schedule" in and out of...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:21am

Amtrak wants to help you find your way around Penn Station

As the busiest rail terminal in the nation, New York’s Penn Station can be an overwhelming, anger-inducing maze to navigate, especially during rush hour. But thanks to Amtrak, there’s now an app for that. The agency just launched FindYourWay, a real-time app driven by beacon technology...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

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

Proposal reimagines Penn Station and Madison Square Garden as landscaped cemetery

The rant that traveling via Penn Station is enough to kill you just took on a whole new meaning. Untapped shared this vision from Columbia University’s DeathLab (yes, this is a group dedicated to dealing with death in the city) that reimagines Penn Station and...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:13pm

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

Students embark on ‘Summer By Rail’ journey at Penn Station

As many travelers are avoiding Penn Station during its “summer of hell” repair work, two New Jersey residents are embarking on an epic rail journey from the busy transit hub. Caitlyn Boyle of Leonardo and Victoria Principato of Haddonfield, both students at Catholic University of...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:24am

Gov. Cuomo’s $5.6 billion LIRR bag of treats

Understanding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's  announcement of his "historic $5.6 billion transformation of the Long Island Rail Road" to benefit riders is like peeling an onion to find the details. Most of the projects he referenced have already been underway since the MTA's original $...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:02am

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