NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Amtrak’s work on Penn Station is reaching the halfway point.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported Tuesday, it has been two weeks since track work at Penn Station led to rerouted commutes for many people.READ MORE: Tri-State Officials Bracing For Omicron Variant Urge Everyone To Get Vaccinated And Get Boosters
But Amtrak’s Steven Young said work is progressing to the midpoint – referring to specific tracks.
“I’ll take back 13 track and then recall 5X, and then when they give that back today, tonight we’ll give them 11 and 3X, and then they couldn’t start working on that,” he said.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze On Upper East Side
Young said work is progressing as expected.
“No real big surprises,” he said. “It’s track work. It’s what we are used to doing.”
It is the tight quarters and intersecting tracks that make the operation complicated. Young believes the work will be completed by Labor Day.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2's 11/30 Tuesday Morning Forecast
Train service is being reduced by 20 percent during the eight-week long repair work.