Amtrak starts repairs on NE Corridor

May 12, 2008 4:49:03 PM PDT
Amtrak has started replacing concrete rail ties along the Northeast Corridor. As a result, official say one in four tracks will be out of service. NJ Transit has made new schedules to to detail the loss of 25 percent of the corridor's capacity.

NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel tells the Asbury Park Press that adjustments have been made to departure times across the entire system to reflect the reduced track capacity.

Stessel says the affects will be felt the most during off-peak hours.

The new schedules will affect commuters who use the North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley and Midtown Direct lines.

NJ Transit says the railroad tie work will continue through the fall and may extend into next year.

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