Local travelers continue to feel aftermath of train derailment

Posted at: 12/02/2013 12:48 PM | Updated at: 12/02/2013 1:01 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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Amtrak trains New York City from Albany are still experiencing brief delays because of the derailment.

Amtrak is warning that Empire Service trains to and from NYC could see delays of 5 to 15 minutes throughout the day.

Passengers saw longer delays Monday morning.

Monday morning, this was the line for Amtrak train 280 to New York’s Penn Station.

A few of the people waiting to board said they had changed, or tried to change their travel plans Sunday because of the derailment.

“I was planning on coming back yesterday but when I saw the stuff in the morning I got my train ticket for today,” says traveler Ray Hoffman of New York City.

“We found out yesterday there was a delay and scrambled around looking for other arrangements. But everything’s ok, it was just a half hour late,” says traveler Barbara Jasso.

Several passengers said they didn’t mind a 30 minute delay, especially given the hours long delays some people experienced Sunday.

“It hasn’t been too bad, not at all. Just a short delay right? Yeah that’s no big deal” says Kelly Lee of Amsterdam.

And at least one traveler says she didn’t even know about the derailment until Monday.

But she was pleased to see that her train’s schedule wasn’t affected.

“I didn’t even see it until this morning, so I just called to see if my train was on time and they said it was,” says Kim Cantanucci of Lake George.

Train 280 ended up leaving Rensselaer at about 10:45 a.m. on Monday, 30 minutes late.



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