Overview: Sunnyside Yard is one of the most critical equipment servicing and storage yards on the entire NEC. Located in Queens, NY, the yard is the starting point for many of the Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT trains that begin their journey at New York Penn Station. On average, 47 Amtrak trains and 28 NJ TRANSIT trains are serviced, inspected, or stored in Sunnyside every day. The existing yard has no weather-protected facility for servicing conventional (non-Acela) trains and lacks the capacity necessary for the expected growth in train service on the NEC, including potential increases in high-speed service.
Amtrak is currently developing a master plan for Sunnyside Yard to assess the current and future needs of both Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT. Plans for Sunnyside include options for increased capacity for servicing high-speed trains, new high-speed and conventional train storage, and new service, inspection, and repair facilities for conventional trains. Investments would enable Sunnyside to support increased service for Amtrak, while continuing to support NJ TRANSIT storage and servicing needs.