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Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Trains Back to Normal After Penn Station Repairs

Trains Back to Normal After Penn Station Repairs

Full service has resumed on commuter rail lines into New York's Penn Station after a two-month repair project. New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains resumed their normal schedules...

Saturday, Sep 2, 2017

Penn Station Commuters Say 'Summer of Hell' Wasn't That Bad

Penn Station Commuters Say 'Summer of Hell' Wasn't That Bad

It was billed as the "summer of hell." Thankfully, it was more like the summer of "meh," New York rail commuters say.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

Amtrak: Penn Repairs Done, Rebuilding of Bathrooms to Come

Amtrak: Penn Repairs Done, Rebuilding of Bathrooms to Come

Amtrak officials said Thursday that the summer repair work at Penn Station is done following a nearly two-month overhaul, infamously dubbed the "summer of hell," that forced rairloads that share the busy transit...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

LIRR, NJ Transit Returning to Normal Schedule

LIRR, NJ Transit Returning to Normal Schedule

The MTA said it will resume regular weekday service for the Long Island Rail Road on the day after Labor Day.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Majority of LIRR Riders Dissatisfied With Service: Survey

Majority of LIRR Riders Dissatisfied With Service: Survey

A newly released poll of Long Island Rail Road commuters found that a considerable majority are dissatisfied not only with overall service, but with on-time train performance, overcrowded conditions and...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Amtrak Official: Penn Station Repairs Ahead of Schedule

Amtrak Official: Penn Station Repairs Ahead of Schedule

With just two weeks to go until a deadline for major repairs at Penn Station, an Amtrak official said the railroad agency is ahead of schedule and “absolutely” expects full service to be returned by the...

Sunday, Aug 6, 2017

Amtrak Will Likely Seek a 2nd Round of Penn Repairs in 2018

Amtrak Will Likely Seek a 2nd Round of Penn Repairs in 2018

This summer's overhaul of the tracks below Penn Station has gone so smoothly that an Amtrak official said the transit agency is more likely than ever to push for future repairs next year — that means more fixes...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

LIRR Rider Goes on Tirade Amid Rush-Hour Meltdown

LIRR Rider Goes on Tirade Amid Rush-Hour Meltdown

Long Island Rail Road riders were mired in yet another commute nightmare during both the morning and evening rush hours Tuesday, and one frustrated passenger let loose on an employee amid the transit mess, video...

Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Bishop Offers Daily Prayer for NY Commuters

Bishop Offers Daily Prayer for NY Commuters

A Roman Catholic bishop is offering prayers to New York-area commuters facing what's been billed as a "summer of hell" amid extensive Amtrak repair work at the aging Penn Station.

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

LIRR Releases New Park-Ride Service Plan After Lack of Use

LIRR Releases New Park-Ride Service Plan After Lack of Use

The Long Island Rail Road has released its plan detailing its scaled-back bus service for commuters during the summer renovation work at Penn Station.

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