Amtrak Advances Northeast Corridor Improvements

Amtrak is making necessary infrastructure improvements between Washington D.C. and New York as part of a larger effort to improve the railroad, bring it to a state of good repair and to enhance the overall customer experience. Amtrak has committed approximately $130 million for rail improvements, of which over $55 million will be performed this summer. The railroad has also hired 500 new employees to complete these projects and will continue to hire additional workers.

Once complete, these projects will reduce the likelihood of lengthy train delays and significantly improve ride quality for customers. Train schedules have been adjusted to account for this work and to avoid conflicts with other commuter agencies, however, minor delays may be expected. For each project, Amtrak’s production team will be working the night shift and heavy production will occur on weekend nights to minimize impacts for customers.

Specifics of the work include:

  • Replacing 40 track switches throughout New York and the Northern and Southern Mid-Atlantic regions
  • Updating up to 25 miles of track in the Southern Mid-Atlantic Region

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: June 6, 2022