Amtrak service resuming from Albany to New York City

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Amtrak service between Rensselaer and New York City will resume as normal again, the train company told NewsChannel 13.

Amtrak temporarily suspended the line because of flood damage.

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the station in Rensselaer the past few days as they were told they could not go any further.

Gov. Kathy Hochul held a press conference Wednesday to highlight the full reopening of the Metro-North Railroad.

The state is committed to preventing a repeat of this week, she said.

“What we’re going to continue doing is monitoring, making sure that people are aware of circumstances, because the last thing we ever want to have is a situation where people are stranded on a track,” Hochul said.

The particular part of the track that flooded is especially prone to damage, given its proximity to the Hudson River, Hochul said.

Amtrak uses Metro-North’s train tracks to run its services in parts of the state.