Amtrak rail work under way, NJ Transit trains affected

(AP) - Amtrak started track work on theNortheast Corridor today that is expected to cause delays forpassengers on four NJ Transit rail lines.Amtrak will replace

NEWARK - (AP) - Amtrak started track work on theNortheast Corridor today that is expected to cause delays forpassengers on four NJ Transit rail lines.

Amtrak will replace concrete railroad ties on Track 1 into NewYork between Metropark and Rahway. The ties are being replaced toavoid speed restrictions.

Amtrak and NJ Transit trains will have three tracks availableinstead of four until the work is finished on Aug. 30.

Riders on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast, Northeast Corridor,Midtown Direct and Raritan Valley lines may experience delays of upto 10 minutes.

The expected delays come after 12 incidents in July led to majorservice disruptions for NJ Transit train passengers. On timeperformance for NJ Transit trains in July was at its worst levelsince December 2007.

NJ Transit

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

87-year-old Inge Goldstein poses with a sign she 1 Women's March event to be held in Pompton Plains
Jersey City police looking for shooter after bullets 2 Bullets strike one person, NJ Transit bus in Jersey City
Jersey City police looking for shooter after bullets 3 Bullets strike one person, NJ Transit bus in Jersey City
A make-shift memorial sits at the site where 4 Shooting leaves 3 dead in Jersey City
Englewood Hospital using bottled water after high levels 5 High levels of lead found in water samples at Englewood Hospital

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE