NEWARK, NJ - It is unclear if train service will be restored as promised, and details are conflicting.
"Because Amtrak crews did not finish track repair work by 4 a.m. as promised and because they did not grant access to tracks overnight so that Long Island Rail Road could pre-position trains, LIRR is forced to once again operate a reduced morning rush-hour schedule this morning, which impacts 14 trains. The LIRR normally operates 144 morning rush hours train, 98 of which go to Penn Station," According to the LIRR website.
NJ Transit's website has not been updated since last night and reads as follows:
NJT will resume full weekday service to/from PSNY on Friday, April 7 pending AMTRAK completing track repairs. Amtrak has committed to reopening PSNY tracks by 4 a.m. Cross-honoring remains in effect on NJT and private carrier buses, light rail, NYWW and PATH at NPS, HOB and 33rd Street.
NEWARK, NJ - If Amtrak completes outstanding track repairs NJ Transit will resume full weekday service into and out of Penn Station New York Friday morning, according to a news release from NJ Transit officials.
Track repairs are expected to be completed by 4 a.m.
“We now know that deficiencies in Amtrak’s infrastructure at Penn Station New York caused an extremely difficult and challenging week for our customers,” said Executive Director Steven H. Santoro. “We appreciate and value all of our customers and thank them for their patience. I want to assure our riders that NJ TRANSIT is doing everything possible to ensure Amtrak sets the bar higher on maintaining their infrastructure to prevent these types of incidents..”
According to NJ Transit officials, Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) schedules will return to full regular weekday service. MidTOWN Direct trains will resume service to and from PSNY. Raritan Valley Line (RVL) mid-day trains will resume direct service to and from PSNY.
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