Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"LIRR, Amtrak repairs (in East River tunnels) cause travel nightmare"

News Day has an article about some track problems in the East River tunnels:

LIRR, Amtrak repairs cause travel nightmare

The problem with the track in the tunnels were discovered during a Sunday night inspection by Amtrak, which owns the four tunnels. Trains could only go 10 mph max (normally 30) causing 10 to 15 minute delays for trains in these tunnels.

These are not the tunnels for Philly-NYC commuters however as we go under the Hudson River tunnels. But problems in those tunnels could be a harbinger for problems in the Hudson River tunnels.


  • I can't seem to find an answer anywhere about this...with multi-ride you just get on whatever train you want (between the two points)? Or do you have to make reservations for each trip?

    Thanks if you can help!! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 PM, September 03, 2007  

  • You buy multi-ride tickets between city pairs say PHI and NYP. When I did this I was able to board nearly any non-Acela train as I pleased between these city pairs. You do not need to make a reservation in advance, just show the multi-ride ticket to the conductor.

    Some info from Amtrak on this:

    By Blogger Guy in NYC, at 11:51 AM, September 10, 2007  

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