Monday marks the first day of the “Summer of Hell” for Penn Station commuters.
A massive, eight-week track reconstruction program will affect those who depend on New Jersey Transit, the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak as riders see a 20 percent reduction in service through Sept. 1.
About 7,400 NJ Transit riders on the Morris & Essex Lines will be forced to transfer in Hoboken weekdays after 7 a.m. instead being taken directly to Midtown Manhattan. The diversion is expected to add 30 to 45 minutes to commutes.
PATH will accept NJ Transit tickets at Hoboken, 33rd Street and the World Trade Center stations, according to Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek.