Penn Station to add porta potties during bathroom renovations

Amtrak plans to renovate Penn Station’s notoriously disgusting bathrooms by the end of the year — but to do so, it will have to bring in portable toilets, officials said Friday.Amtrak officials have not yet decided whether to start with refurbishing the men’s rooms or the women’s rooms.But either way,

The end of the “Summer of Hell’ is right on schedule

Mark your calendar: New York’s “summer of hell’’ for commuters will depart right on schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 5.Amtrak said Thursday that’s the day service on its trains, as well as those operated by the Long Island Railroad and NJ Transit will return to their normal schedules at Penn station.That doesn’t

Brewing company cashes in on “Summer of Hell’

Hops aboard!With the “Summer of Hell” raging, New Yorkers can blow off steam with a new beer that riffs on their travel travails with the apropos name of Delayed.The pilsner, which will be packaged in a 16-ounce can designed to look like the Long Island Rail Road schedule board, will

Cuomo to Trump: Give NY money for our transportation problems

WASHINGTON – Gov. Cuomo demanded the Trump Administration cough money for New York’s infrastructure — including Penn Station and the gateway tunnel — during a visit to Washington on Wednesday.“I want to hear that we’re actually going to fund the tunnel,” Cuomo told reporters at the Capitol. “All the planning

Cuomo to lobby Washington for more transportation funds

Gov. Cuomo is headed to Washington on Wednesday to ask for more federal transportation money to help with the transit crisis and to protest proposed changes to healthcare and tax revenues that could “cripple” the state.The governor will meet with New York’s Democratic congressional reps and Transportation Secretary Elain Chao.He

Schumer blasts Amtrak for plan to cram more riders into cars

Amtrak’s plan to create a new “economy” class on it trains is nothing more than a move to boost its bottom line by inconveniencing riders, US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday.The railroad announced last week it was considering the new designation by offering smaller seats and shaving off legroom

Stalled Amtrak train causes headaches at Penn Station

An Amtrak train stalled in a Hudson River tunnel caused delays into and out of Penn Station on Saturday afternoon.The “Silver Meteor” Train 98 from Miami to New York City stalled just west of the Penn Station platform, Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said.The incident occurred in the North River tunnel,

Amtrak says Penn Station repairs are “slightly ahead of schedule’

The massive repair project at Penn Station is “slightly ahead of schedule,” after the first week, but there’s still plenty of time for disaster to strike, Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek warned on Friday.Workers hit many repair milestones during the first week of repairs to the aging track system

Amtrak’s Summer of Hell could last into autumn

Don’t expect the Summer of Hell to end by Labor Day.Amtrak’s chief on Wednesday brought up the possibility of “weekend outages” of service at Penn Station after the holiday and into the fall if all the track work isn’t finished by the Sept. 1 deadline.“If things start to look like

“Summer of Hell’ at Penn Station kicks off this week

Monday marks the first day of the “Summer of Hell” for Penn Station commuters.A massive eight-week track-reconstruction program will affect those who depend on NJ Transit, the LIRR, and Amtrak as riders see a 20 percent reduction in service through Sept. 1.About 7,400 NJ Transit riders on the Morris &

State roadwork halted for “Summer of Hell’

The state is suspending all of its non-emergency roadwork from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day to help ease commuters transition into the “Summer of Hell,” Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday.As straphangers across the tri-state area prepare for eight weeks of commuter strife stemming from repair work at Penn Station,

Penn Station commuters get a “Summer of Hell’ preview

Commuters just got an unwelcome preview of Penn Station’s impending “Summer of Hell” — after a Thursday night train derailment caused delays that continued through the Friday morning rush.“I got stuck for about an hour between Newport and Seacaucus yesterday,” huffed Bob McCall, 35, who travels from Keyport, NJ, to

More havoc at Penn Station as another train derails

A New Jersey Transit train derailed at Penn Station Thursday night, adding to ongoing commuter nightmare.The accident took place just days before extensive track work is scheduled to begin at the transit hub.About 180 people were on the North Jersey Coast Line train from Long Branch, which was nearing the

Swastika-scribbling racist lashes out after guilty plea

An angry racist pleaded guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court to drawing swastikas in bathrooms at Penn Station — and then had to be restrained when The Post asked him a question on his way out of court.Pasquale Vargas, 65, scowled as pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal mischief as a hate

Amtrak moves trains to Grand Central for “summer of hell’

Grand Central will pick up some of Penn Station’s slack as Amtrak spends the summer repairing the crumbling west side transit hub, Amtrak announced Monday.Six of the company’s daily Empire State trains, which normally run between Penn and Niagara Falls, will leave from Grand Central instead on weekdays between July

Amtrak raises the speed limit for Penn Station trains

Trains coming and going at Penn Station can now move faster than the crawl speed of 10 mph, a restriction that has been causing delays for commuters, Amtrak announced Monday.Company officials had lowered the speed limit from 15 mph in the spring to do some track maintenance work.But Amtrak will

Amtrak’s huge construction project won’t fix much

Long Island railroad and New Jersey Transit riders will go straight from the summer of hell into the autumn of despair.The massive construction project that Amtrak is doing over the next two months at Penn Station won’t even come close to fixing all of the issues that have been causing

LIRR nightmare continues with power outage in Penn station

Power is out to a dozen tracks at Penn Station, causing major delays for Long Island Rail Road commuters.At least six trains have already been cancelled for the evening commute, and the MTA is anticipating more delays and cancellations, officials said.“We are advising riders to anticipate the possibility of cancellation

Major delays coming into the city thanks to another disabled train

A track issue in one of Amtrak’s East River tunnels snarled morning service on the Long Island Rail Road Thursday and left hundreds of passengers aboard one train stranded just outside the tube for nearly two hours, officials said.The Penn Station-bound No. 407 LIRR train carrying 500 commuters left Port

Amtrak CEO to step down after “summer of hell’

The CEO of Amtrak is stepping down at the end of the year as the transportation agency has been criticized for the “Summer of Hell” that has caused delays and disruptions of rail traffic along the Northeast Corridor. Wick Moorman will be replaced by former Delta CEO Richard Anderson – and

Amtrak CEO to step down after “summer of hell’

The CEO of Amtrak is stepping down at the end of the year as the transportation agency has been criticized for the “Summer of Hell” that has caused delays and disruptions of rail traffic along the Northeast Corridor. Wick Moorman will be replaced by former Delta CEO Richard Anderson – and

LIRR riders deserve discounts for Penn Station mess: Cuomo

Long Island Rail Road commuters disrupted by the Penn Station construction this summer would get discounted fares under a proposal backed by Gov. Cuomo and some key MTA board members.“LIRR riders unable to go into Penn Station this summer because of Amtrak’s emergency repair work deserve a discounted fare for

Man throws himself in front subway at Penn Station

A man was critically injured when he jumped in front of a subway train at Penn Station Monday morning, officials said.The 52-year-old man threw himself in front of a northbound 3 train around 7:10 a.m.Several witnesses told police they saw the man walking along the platform before watching him jump.The

LIRR riders deserve discounts for Penn Station mess: Cuomo

Long Island Rail Road commuters disrupted by the Penn Station construction this summer would get discounted fares under a proposal backed by Gov. Cuomo and some key MTA board members.“LIRR riders unable to go into Penn Station this summer because of Amtrak’s emergency repair work deserve a discounted fare for

Mayoral candidate wants to fix your hellish commute

It’s time for the mayor to take New Yorkers’ commuter nightmare seriously, and a candidate seeking to oust Bill de Blasio says he is just the man to do that.As commuters face what even Gov. Cuomo is calling a “summer of hell” because of track repairs at Penn Station, GOP

Mayoral candidate wants to fix your hellish commute

It’s time for the mayor to take New Yorkers’ commuter nightmare seriously, and a candidate seeking to oust Bill de Blasio says he is just the man to do that.As commuters face what even Gov. Cuomo is calling a “summer of hell” because of track repairs at Penn Station, GOP

Mayoral candidate wants to fix your hellish commute

It’s time for the mayor to take New Yorkers’ commuter nightmare seriously, and a candidate seeking to oust Bill de Blasio says he is just the man to do that.As commuters face what even Gov. Cuomo is calling a “summer of hell” because of track repairs at Penn Station, GOP

MTA hopes to avoid ruining your summer with new LIRR service

The MTA on Monday released its plan to accommodate Amtrak’s summer overhaul of the decrepit rails in and around Penn Station — and it involves adding new LIRR trains as well as bus and ferry services from Long Island.Two new ferry routes will accommodate about 2,400 commuters — and eight

MTA to city’s workforce: Just stay home

The MTA admits that LIRR commuters are in for such a hellish time this summer that the agency is taking the bizarre step of actually writing letters to local businesses — asking them to let their workers stay home or work odd hours so they don’t have to travel by

Penn Station commuters file lawsuit against MTA, LIRR

Next stop, court. People really, really hate NYC's sucky metro system Penn Station commuters file lawsuit against MTA, LIRR NJ Transit tells Penn Station commuters they're screwed Yes, your Penn Station commute sucked again Cops investigate suspicious package outside Penn Station Amtrak schedule changes will really suck for your commuteFed-up