NEW YORK - Commuters who ride the rails are being warned to brace themselves for the sequel to the so-called Summer of Hell.

Amtrak says repairs at Penn Station will start back up again in January.

This will affect rush hour service on Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road.

Tracks 15, 18 and 19 of the LIRR will be shut down for a total reconstruction.

That work is expected to last until the end of May.

The MTA has been under a state of emergency since the summer.

Governor Andrew Cuomo was expecting a "Summer of Hell," but that didn't quite happen.

The work went relatively smoothly.

Amtrak's president says the winter work should not cripple the commute either.