Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Last summer, we accelerated our Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station as part of our ongoing effort to modernize stations, infrastructure, and equipment on the Northeast Corridor.

Our next series of track renewal projects at New York Penn Station will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with modified weekday train operations to Amtrak and commuter services beginning Monday, Jan. 8.

Most of the work this year will occur on weekends, as the project scope has not changed since November’s initial announcement. We expect to conclude on May 28, 2018.

Amtrak’s Revised Schedule:

  • Northeast Regional Trains 110 from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to New York Penn Station (NYP) and 127 from NYP to WAS are cancelled
  • Northbound Keystone Train 640 is terminating at Newark Penn Station
  • Southbound Keystone Train 643 is originating at Newark Penn Station
  • Southbound Train 173 is stopping at Newark Airport
  • Southbound Trains 129, 193 and 653 all have earlier departure times
  • Train 170 is also departing WAS early and stopping at North Philadelphia and Cornwells Heights, resuming its schedule from Trenton

The project is occurring in the area of Track 15, which requires a section of concrete demolition and replacement, and Track 18, which requires localized concrete demolition with complex steel hardware replacement and rail renewal. Another key component is the renewal and replacement of three turnouts in “C” Interlocking, which directs Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road trains to routes heading east and to Sunnyside Yard.

Our reservation systems have been updated to reflect these updated schedules. Customers who were booked on a cancelled or altered train have been contacted and re-accommodated.

By continuing these repairs now, we hope to serve you, and the other commuters who travel through Penn Station each day, more reliably in the future. We looking forward to sharing more details with you as the work continues. Follow our progress at