LIRR W/B Service Suspended Into Penn Station

Once again riders of the busiest commuter railroad agency in the country are at the mercy of others. LIRR riders are facing a rough commute home this evening with delays on every line along with the complete suspension of westbound service into Penn Station due to Amtrak issues.

The issues started this morning when an Amtrak Empire Service train stalled entering Penn Station. Next up the agency started having overhead wire issues in Queens. Both incidents are once again leading to reduced capacity for both the LIRR & NJ Transit.

The timing of these incidents does not bode well as the agency has been under constant attack of late due to the numerous incidents that have led to major delays for commuters in & out of Penn Station. The MTA itself is completely fed up with Amtrak running Penn Station & are starting to put more pressure on the state to take over the facility.

I personally feel that stripping Amtrak of its control over the station is long overdue. They can’t even provide enough police for the facility, what makes you think they can properly run it completely. Their track record continues to prove that they can’t & changes need to be made as soon as possible.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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