The work was initially scheduled to be done over a few years on nights and weekends, but two recent derailments and other problems that spotlighted the station's aging infrastructure convinced Amtrak to accelerate the work schedule.
Naparstek said the work was even proceeding a little ahead of schedule, though he stopped short of predicting it could be finished before Labor Day as projected.
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He said it appears riders are spreading their travel times through the rush hours. "I'd like to start by thanking the passengers of Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and New Jersey Transit", Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek said. In the mornings, there are fewer riders using trains at the peak 7:30 to 8:30 time, and the same is true in the peak 5:30 to 6:30 evening time.
Until the stalled train is moved to the station, NJ Transit and Amtrak trains between NY and New Jersey will be delayed, officials said.
The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said its PATH trains from Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey, cross-honored an average of about 23,000 NJ Transit fares on the first four days.