Repairs on Schedule, Amtrak to Resume Normal Service Sept. 5

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

Amtrak says it will resume regular train service at New York’s Penn Station on Sept. 5, after eight weeks of major repairs that required service cutbacks.

The repairs also affected hundreds of thousands of commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit.

Amtrak says the repair project is being completed on schedule.

NJ Transit was scheduled to announce its service plans later Thursday.

During the repairs, Amtrak had diverted some trains between New York City and Albany to Grand Central Terminal. It also had cut back some service between New York and Washington, D.C.

Two derailments and other problems in the spring prompted Amtrak to speed up the schedule for the repairs, which initially were to be completed over a few years.