Rail travel disruptions

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May 02, 2017 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail commuters would face about six weeks of significant service disruptions this summer under a preliminary plan to make repairs at New York's Penn Station. In documents obtained by The Associated Press, Amtrak describes work scheduled between July 7 and July 25 and again between...
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In this April 6, 2017 photo provided by Amtrak, Amtrak workers do repairs on railroad tracks in a tunnel at New York's Penn Station. Amtrak officials said on Thursday, April 27, 2017 that necessary work on tracks and signals at New York's Pennsylvania Station will begin in May and continue through the summer. Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at the nation's busiest rail station are likely to see more delays this summer because New York's Penn Station is in dire need of repair work. (Amtrak via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, are likely to see more delays this summer because it's in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May and...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017, file photo, police and fire vehicles respond to news of a train derailment at Penn Station, in New York. Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York’s Penn Station will begin in May and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York's Penn Station will begin next week and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York's Penn Station will begin next week and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday. Work on tracks and signals will begin in May...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak says it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station beginning next month, and warns of further delays for already beleaguered commuters. Amtrak announced Thursday it will begin replacing tracks and signals in May and will continue the work through the summer...
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Evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017, in New York. A New Jersey Transit train with about 1,200 passengers aboard is stuck in a Hudson River tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Authorities say the Northeast Corridor train became disabled Friday due to an Amtrak overhead power problem. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 14, 2017 - 11:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede. It was the...
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In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 photo provided by Amtrak, workers repair rails inside New York's Penn Station. Amtrak says it hopes to restore full service to New York's Penn Station by Friday, four days after a second derailment in less than two weeks. Monday's derailment of a New Jersey Transit commuter train damaged switches, signals and rails at a spot where two tracks emerge from a tunnel and diverge to 21 tracks. (Chuck Gomez/Amtrak via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rail commuters who endured a very long week due to derailment-related track work made their way into New York's Penn Station on Friday with assurances that the repairs were finished — just in time for the weekend. Amtrak, which owns and maintains tracks used by New Jersey Transit...
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In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 photo provided by Amtrak, workers repair rails inside New York's Penn Station. Amtrak says it hopes to restore full service to New York's Penn Station by Friday, four days after a second derailment in less than two weeks. Monday's derailment of a New Jersey Transit commuter train damaged switches, signals and rails at a spot where two tracks emerge from a tunnel and diverge to 21 tracks. (Chuck Gomez/Amtrak via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 5:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amtrak says it has completed repairs to tracks at New York's Penn Station, yet train service remains disrupted amid inspections of the work done to damage rails. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has canceled 10 Long Island Rail Road trains into Manhattan for Friday'...
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New Jersey Transit commuters rush to catch a train heading for Gladstone, N.J., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Hoboken, N.J. The heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use New York's Penn Station took turns criticizing Amtrak on Wednesday for two recent derailments that continued to cause headaches for commuters in the nation's busiest rail hub. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 06, 2017 - 5:35 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is halting payments to Amtrak following a second derailment at New York City's Penn Station that is causing headaches for commuters in the nation's busiest rail hub. In a letter to Amtrak's chairman published Thursday in the New York Times,...
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Two men play golf with a tennis ball as a snowstorm sweeps through Times Square, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
March 14, 2017 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A sloppy late-season storm lashed the Northeast with sleet and more than a foot of snow in some places Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into thinking the worst of winter was over. The powerful nor'easter...
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