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Penn Station Construction Begins Today, Triggering Delays for Commuters

Penn Station Construction Begins Today, Triggering Delays for Commuters”

The vast majority are commuters riding New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

Commuters, including tourists and financiers, had their first taste of the "summer of hell" on Monday, facing extended delays as fix work began on railway lines into New York City's Pennsylvania Station, the busiest passenger train hub for the business capital of the United States.

But the impact from New York's "summer of hell"? More buses will be added from Hoboken as well. Sort of 'It is what it is. "A lot of our region's economy is dependent on commuters".

Lhota said transit riders heeded prior warnings to allow for additional travel time, making for an issue-free commute.

All have canceled some routes or services into Penn Station, rerouted others, and warned commuters to expect delays on remaining trains until all tracks are up and running again.

As a way for the thousands of affected commuters to avoid the inevitable headaches they will face while the work continues through September 1, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota suggested on Sunday that they "try to come in earlier - or later if your job allows it". The terminal serves 600,000 riders a day.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said in May that "it will be a summer of hell for commuters".

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The nightmare has begun for commuters traveling in and out of America's busiest train station.

"This is negligence on their part". "There's been plenty of advance notice but it still doesn't diminish the anger and frustration that people have felt here".

Although, the PATH train system is now cross-honoring the now shut downed NJ Transit along the line of 33rd Street, Hoboken, and Newark, still many people will face problems while diverting the area.

The repairs will focus on tracks and switches in the western portion of the station known at the "A Interlocking". The rail tunnels under the Hudson River, which connect Manhattan to New Jersey and the rest of the country, are more than 100 years old and were badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Riders on the Morris-Essex line are the hardest hit by the modified schedule.

"We've become the victim of Amtrak and what they need to do in Penn Station, and the MTA chose to look at this situation and take it head-on", said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota.

The day of reckoning has come for rail commuters into New York City.



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