Amtrak service from Albany to New York City back after days-long suspension
Amtrak service has resumed between Albany and New York City.
Building safety concerns in New York City stopped train routes for days.
It’s been a headache for many commuters in the Capital Region and for passengers in New York City.
The temporary suspension arose due to “safety concerns stemming from building issues of a non-Amtrak, privately-owned building above the Empire Line tracks in New York City,” Amtrak said.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday she was not happy about how long the suspension lasted.
“Thousands of New Yorkers rely on Amtrak service for their daily commute or long-distance travel. I’m outraged that service between Albany and New York City has been suspended for so long, especially as we approach some of the busiest travel days of the year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend,” said Hochul in a statement. “While we know it can be difficult to repair aging infrastructure, a delay of this length is unacceptable.”