More space, accessibility part of $600 million New York Penn Station makeover for Long Island Rail Road passengers

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; March 15, 2019 Long Island Rail Road commuters are closer to a brighter, more spacious…

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At Last, New York City’s New Treasure, Hudson Yards, Is Set To Open

By Kristine Johnson, CBS New York 2; March 11, 2019 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hudson Yards is the largest and…

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8 Remnants of Current New York Penn Station That Will Disappear Soon

By Michelle Young, Untapped Cities; March 12, 2019 As fans of Untapped Cities know (especially those that have taken our…

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New York City Gateway Tunnel Gets Dose of Cold Water From Washington

By Elise Young and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; February 20, 2019 The federal spending bill signed last week by President Donald…

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New Jersey commuters crammed into New York Penn Station’s ‘pit’ will get some relief from $6.5M project

By Larry Higgs, NJ.com; February 13, 2019 New Jersey commuters used to being jammed into a waiting area they’ve nicknamed…

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Video: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Talks New York Penn Station Improvements

From CBS New York 2; February 13, 2019 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says NJ TRANSIT has settled its debt…

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New Jersey Republicans urge Congress to examine Amtrak operations

By Staff, NJBIZ.com; January 25, 2019 The New Jersey Assembly transportation committee approved a resolution Thursday urging Congress to examine…

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Inside Amtrak’s Fancy New Acela Loungs in New York City

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; January 23, 2019 Even Traveler‘s most avid Amtrak users didn’t know there was a…

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New York: Amtrak trains could serve Long Island

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; January 22, 2019 Albany Some Metro-North commuter trains serving the New Haven line could arrive…

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New York Penn Station Access Project gets greenlight, will open West Side to Westchester commuters for first time

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, lohud.com; January 22, 2019 Metro-North and Amtrak have overcome their public disagreements over…

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New York Senator Charles Schumer: Amtrak needs to be ‘flexible’ in talks with MTA to make West Side access plan a reality

By Christopher J. Eberhart, Rockland/Westchester Journal News, lohud.com; January 18, 2019 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed Amtrak to “be more flexible”…

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State counterterrorism panel calls for enhanced security at New York City’s Penn Station

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2019 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a state advisory panel’s recommendations…

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Construction starting today at New York Penn Station to affect Long Island Rail Road riders

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; January 7, 2019 LIRR riders could find their regular trains more crowded than usual, diverted…

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New York City: Amtrak derails Metro-North progress; MOU still not inked

By Alex Mitchell, Bronx Times; December 15, 2018 “Don’t be a scrooge, Amtrak” said our Santa-hat wearing Borough President Ruben…

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Massachusetts: Berkshire Flyer pilot rail service funded for 2020; passenger rail on Housatonic line remains a question mark

By Terry Cowgill, The Berkshire Edge; October 30, 2018 Pittsfield —The train hasn’t left the station — yet. But the…

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New York State: Support grows for more Saratoga trains

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; October 31, 2018 Saratoga Springs New tracks and stations are in place. But Amtrak…

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Piece of Metal Pierces Roof of New Jersey Transit Train in a Night of Service Disruptions

By Jeffery C. Mays, The New York Times; September 8, 2018 It was supposed to be a 18-minute ride to…

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New York: Empire Corridor rail improvements in the works

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times-Union; September 6, 2018 Commuters along the Empire Corridor will see some improvements as work progresses…

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New entrance planned for New York Penn Station to ease crowding

By Danielle Furfaro, New York Post; September 6, 2018 Relief is coming to the LIRR — not more on-time trains,…

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New York City’s Penn Station Makeover Moves Along, as New Jersey Transit Struggles to Run on Time

By Patrick McGeehan, The New York Times; September 2, 2018 The chairman of Amtrak spent Friday morning explaining why commuting…

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All New York City area Amtrak trains will return to Penn Station

By Danielle Furfaro, New York Post; August 31, 2018 All aboard Amtrak — at Penn Station again. All area Amtrak…

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The Lake Shore Limited Shuts Down for the First Time in Over a Century

By Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times; June 8, 2018 The train route between New York City and Chicago…

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Amtrak announces ‘lactation suites’ for nursing mothers in five major train stations

By Laura Kelly, The Washington Times; May 22, 2018 Amtrak announced Tuesday it will open lactation suites for nursing mothers…

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The graveyard shift at New York City’s Penn Station

By Greg Brownell, The Post Star; May 17, 2018 Most of us who use Penn Station in New York think…

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