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Amtrak last week provided an update on its infrastructure renewal work at Penn Station in New York City.Engineering crews recently completed projects that include:• renewal of 125 feet of station track 7 at east end limits, including the replacement of 600 railroad ties;• total switch replacement in several sections within tracks in the "A" interlocking on the station's west side;• wood, timber and rail replacement within the "JO" interlocking on the station's east side;• replacement of 96 block ties in Line 1 of the East River tunnels;• replacement of block ties within station tracks 2 and 10; and• positioning of equipment in New York and New Jersey in preparation for the extensive summer work in July and August.The work is part of a series of major projects designed to strengthen and improve operations at the station, Amtrak officials said in a press release.On a normal weekday, more than 1,300 train movements occur at the station, with each of the 21 tracks in use every two minutes.
Follow this link to watch a time-lapse video of the "A" interlocking renewal work.
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