Passenger railroads see smooth start to week in wake of Penn Station overhaul

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NEW YORK — Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road trains are running pretty much on time this week as New York Penn Station operations return to normal, Newsday reports.

Amtrak workers finished up a series of infrastructure improvements to Penn Station on Aug. 31 and so far, rail traffic seems to be running okay now that full schedules are back in place.

“The new infrastructure is holding up really well, as expected,” says Amtrak spokeswoman Chelsea Kopta.

Amtrak said there were no snags in service on Tuesday.

Amtrak restored all schedules for Penn Station trains on Sept. 5. The Crescent is back to serving Penn Station and Amtrak’s Empire Service trains have ended their daily round-trips to Grand Central Terminal.

The Long Island Rail Road reported similar operations and experienced a relatively smooth rush hour commute on Tuesday. A minor equipment malfunction near Penn Station caused brief delays and a track issue near Rockville Centre was a minor setback, but operations have been primarily on-track following Penn Station’s fully reopening.

The eight-week track project addressed track infrastructure and station platform issues at choke points within Penn Station. The project, dubbed the “summer of hell,” started around the July 4 holiday and lasted through Aug. 31.

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