MIDTOWN — A tentative plan to repair and replace some of Penn Station’s aging infrastructure could lead to additional delays at the transit hub.
Amtrak is “putting together plans to renew the infrastructure at New York Penn Station that will result in some delays and cancellations,” a spokesman said Wednesday.
“This renewal effort will replace and rejuvenate the selected infrastructure providing needed updates, and is different than the ongoing repair work in New York Penn,” he wrote in an email.
The rail service’s announcement comes a little over a month after a D.C.-bound Amtrak train derailed as it rolled out of the station, injuring two people and leading to dozens of cancellations and delays.
Less than two weeks later, commuters faced delays after a NJ Transit train derailed at the station.
While the New York Times reported Amtrak could close tracks as part of its infrastructure renewal, Amtrak’s spokesman couldn’t confirm the plan would involve closures.
“We’ll have more on the plan in the coming days, and will be working with Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit to schedule this work and minimize service impacts,” he said.