Amtrak Schedule Changes

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Continued Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Effective 26th MAY - 4th SEPTEMBER, 2018

Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station during Summer 2018 by performing critical reconstruction of three major railroad infrastructure assets in New York City: The Empire Tunnel and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which provides train access between Upstate New York and New York Penn Station, as well as renewal work on Track 19 in New York Penn Station, which will help provide Amtrak passengers and commuters with more reliable service.

Due to the work on the Empire Connection and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, some Amtrak schedules will be affected as outlined below.

  • Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack and Maple Leaf trains will all be rerouted from New York Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal.
  • Lake Shore Limited will operate between Boston and Chicago, with New York City and Hudson Valley customers connecting from Empire Service trains at Albany-Rensselaer.
  • The work on Track 19 will occur between Friday, June 8 and Friday, July 20The modified schedule Amtrak announced in January 2018 will continue until the work is complete, with the exception of Keystone Trains 640 and 643 which will still operate into New York Penn Station.

Amtrak has updated its schedule to reflect the adjusted train service and new bookings will now reflect reroute of trains to Grand Central Terminal. Amtrak will have staff and Quik-Trak ticketing kiosks at Grand Central Terminal throughout the summer.


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