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NY Penn Station Work to Close 3 Tracks at a Time

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Amtrak officials are giving some more details about extensive repair work to Penn Station that is expected to inconvenience thousands of rail commuters this summer.

They say three tracks at a time will be closed so that rails, switches and other aging equipment can be replaced.

It's not yet known how train schedules will be affected since final details haven't been released. Amtrak has been negotiating with the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit, which combine to carry hundreds of thousands of people into and out of the station each weekday.

This week Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a plan that would divert some of NJ Transit's lines to Hoboken.

Meanwhile, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has predicted a "summer of hell" for commuters.