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Friday, Jun 16, 2017

Amtrak Will Cancel These NY Penn Trains This Summer

Amtrak Will Cancel These NY Penn Trains This Summer

Amtrak has published the list of six Northeast Regional trains in and out of New York Penn Station it plans to cancel this summer as part of the rehab project at the ailing transit hub.

Friday, Apr 7, 2017

Amtrak's Full Service Pledge Falls Short; LIRR Snarled Again

Amtrak's Full Service Pledge Falls Short; LIRR Snarled Again

Rail commuters who endured days of aggravation after a train derailment at Penn Station woke up Friday morning with assurances that track repairs would be completed and service restored, but soon discovered that...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017

How a Few Pieces of Wood Caused Travel Chaos This Week

How a Few Pieces of Wood Caused Travel Chaos This Week

The disruptions and delays to rail service up and down the northeastern U.S. this week apparently were caused by a few pieces of timber sitting under a piece of track in New York's Penn Station, a stark reminder...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Full Rail Service to Penn Station to Resume for Morning Rush

Full Rail Service to Penn Station to Resume for Morning Rush

The top executive at Amtrak says full service will resume at Penn Station in time for Friday's morning rush, four days into the commute nightmare after Monday's derailment.

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