It's still interesting to Gothamist that Penn Station would be shut down not during the Republican National Convention, but rather on a regular fall day, due to some sort of fire in a tunnel. The AP says the fires might be rubbish and transformer related. All entrances are closed and train service for LIRR (alert), NJ Transit, and Amtrak has been affected. Amtrak's spokesperson said, "Evening rush hour is going to be messy." Yes, even Gothamist, with no formal training in transit study, knows that much. Good luck in getting home, commuters.