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Rail News: Amtrak
Amtrak set to begin latest renewal work at New York Penn Station
Amtrak's latest round of infrastructure renewal work at Penn Station in New York City is scheduled to begin today and wrap up by April 17, the railroad announced late last month.
The work, which will be focused on tracks 11 and 14, will involve removing, replacing, and installing new timber block ties and concrete, collecting and disposing debris, and installing a safety construction barrier on the platform to protect passengers, Amtrak officials said in a press release.
Amtrak is spending $7.6 million on the effort, which is part of the railroad's ongoing maintenance program to improve Penn Station's infrastructure.
Unlike in previous years, the winter 2020 work will not require service reductions or modifications for Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains. MTA Long Island Rail Road trains will have minimal schedule modifications, Amtrak officials said.
New York Penn Station is the busiest train station in the United States, handling more than 1,300 train movements every weekday. Over the past three years, Amtrak spent more than $150 million on infrastructure upgrades at the station.
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