Amtrak Penn Station work currently ahead of schedule

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NEW YORK — Amtrak officials recently indicated that Penn Station infrastructure work is moving a little bit ahead of schedule, Newsday reports. Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scott Naparstek shared the news during a weekly conference call update, according to the article.

Last week, construction crews installed several new switches and other track infrastructure at A interlocking, installed about 700 feet of new track, and poured new concrete for a rebuilt track No. 10. According to Amtrak, the work occurred without any major obstacles.

Crews are still on schedule to wrap up the infrastructure work by Labor Day weekend.

At least three tracks at New York’s Penn Station have been out of service since early July to address issues with track and other station infrastructure.

The work blitz has caused service disruptions to Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, NJ Transit, and other transit system schedules with trains operating on modified schedules for much of the summer while track crews tend to critical infrastructure issues.

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