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Arnold GodoySep 5, 2017, 11:55 am

NJ Transit trains resume normal service after summer repairs at NYC Penn Station

Officials say work will continue on nights and weekends, having less impact on daily commutes

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SOUTH ORANGE — Tuesday marks the first day NJ Transit trains are running normally once again. For nearly two months several lines saw service changes as repair work was done at New York Penn Station.

Last week, Amtrak officials confirmed the eight-week long renewal work on tracks at Penn Station is complete. The repairs impacted hundreds of thousands of commutes in the region. A large portion of those who were affected in the Garden State were commuters off the Morris and Essex line.

Those trains were diverted to Hoboken instead of heading into the city. Now that trains are back to normal, commuters are hoping to see improvements to service.

Amtrak says while summer work is done, there is still a great deal left to do at Penn station. But officials also say they will be more proactive with repairs moving forward. People who ride the trains daily hope the problems they faced before the work, are a thing of the past.

While work will continue at Penn Station over the next few months, officials say it will be done on nights and weekends, which will have less of an impact on daily commutes.

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