Amtrak adds two roundtrip trains between Albany, NYC
The Daily Freeman is reporting it was announced last week that starting December 5, people traveling between the Mid-Hudson Valley and New York City will be able to pick from two new Amtrak departures. The Empire State Passengers Association announced that travelers en route to New York City will be able to choose from a new late-morning train operating Sunday through Friday that departs the Albany-Renssalaer station at 11:10 a.m. That train will stop at Hudson at 11:30 a.m., Rhinecliff at 11:54 a.m. and Poughkeepsie at 12:10 p.m. before arriving in New York City at 1:45 p.m., according to the Amtrak website. And a new daily evening train will leave Albany-Renssalaer at 5:30 p.m., stop at Hudson at 5:53 p.m., Rhinecliff at 6:15 p.m. and Poughkeepsie at 6:30 p.m. to arrive in New York City at 8:05 p.m. Northbound, a new train will New York City at 8:15 a.m., stopping at Poughkeepsie at 9:45 a.m., Rhinecliff at 10:01 a.m. and Hudson at 10:21 a.m. before terminating at Albany-Renssalaer at 10:47 a.m. The second new northbound train will leave New York City from Sunday through Friday at 3:15 p.m., with stops at Poughkeepsie at 4:40 p.m., Rhincliff at 4:55 p.m. and Hudson at 5:15 p.m. before terminating at Albany at 5:45 p.m. The passengers association said this will increase the number of weekday trains from 10 to 12 roundtrips and reduce sellouts on several northbound trains that extend beyond Albany-Rensselaer. The New York state-funded Adirondack route, which operated before the pandemic between New York City and Montreal, will not be running after December 5, according to a press release. The association said it expects the route will be returned to service during the first quarter of 2023. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.