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Loose boats have ripple effect on rail passengers

January 25, 2019 06:23 PM

Several trains were delayed as a result of the boat crashing into the rail bridge. However, as far as outgoing traffic, they are still sending trains over the rail bridge -- very slowly.

An Amtrak official at the station says that they're going to be walking the trains over the bridge, only going about 10 miles an hour. However, Amtrak says they're usually able to make up for lost time throughout the trip. At this time, Amtrak officials say they believe that the bridge is still structurally sound.

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When NewsChannel 13 asked about potential delays to remove the Captain JP from underneath the rail bridge, they said they weren't quite sure if that would impact departures and arrivals.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with a local teacher who was supposed to be on a train going down to New York City around 10 a.m. Friday morning. She and the group she was traveling with ultimately decided to go with a different form of transportation. They went to the other side of the parking lot at the train station to get on the Megabus around 11 a.m.

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Emily Burkhard & WNYT Staff

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