Summer commuting changes begin on Monday at Penn Station.
Some NJ Transit trains are being diverted to Hoboken because of renovations taking place at Penn Station. Commuters on the Montclair-Boonton and North Jersey Cast lines will have to get into the city with the PATH train or other alternatives.
NJ Transit is reducing fares on the impacted lines to offset the cost of buying a PATH or ferry ticket.
Renovations at Penn Station will result in two tracks being taken out of service. Service changes will remain in effect until September 6th.
This comes as work begins on a nearly $600 million renovation project at Penn Station. It will create a brand new entrance at Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street. There will also be a wider corridor and improved signage.
“Passengers will be able to come in that entrance and avoid the front of Penn Station, there will be less traffic and you'll have access to the subway and the LIRR. It will be a gateway to a world class facility. This is not a proposal - we are getting to work now," Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in May.
The entrance is scheduled to open in December 2020.
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