Amtrak service near Albany back up and running

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 11:16 PM EDT
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (WCAX) - Amtrak has restored service west of Albany.

Friday, on Amtrak’s first day of officially leaving Burlington with the Ethan Allen Express, the train suspended service at Saratoga Springs.

The suspension was due to safety concerns about a privately owned building located near the tracks. Part of the facade of the Central Warehouse had already come down, and an engineering report said a collapse of part of a wall was likely.

This resulted in riders being bused in between stops.

Amtrak crews, in addition to several New York State partners, worked together to ensure the area is safe to travel through.

In a statement, Amtrak said crews had done some cleanup and construction work, including clearing out debris and stabilizing the inside of the warehouse. Train service was restored with a speed restriction.

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