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Amtrak brings back early and late train service to/from NYC

Feb 09, 2024 1:02 pm

Rick Karlin reports in the Times Union that Amtrak is bring back on March 4 its early and late train service between the Albany-Rensselaer station and New York City’s Penn Station. A 5:10 a.m. train leaving Albany had not run since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 10:45 p.m. train from Penn to Albany-Rensselaer is also returning. Steve Strauss, executive director of the Empire State Passengers Association, said of the early train, “If one has a lower Manhattan early morning meeting or something like that, it is a bit easier to arrive on time. And people catch Amtrak trains to Philly or other places off these early trains, too." The 10:45 p.m. train is now the last out of Manhattan. Both trains stop in Hudson. Now Amtrak's Train 288, a Sunday afternoon-only route from Niagara Falls to Penn Station, is the only route closed by COVID-19 that has not reopened. Read more about this story in the Times Union.