More train service for Saratoga, New York?

January 8, 2016

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union

Saratoga Springs

A major barrier to more Saratoga Springs and Schenectady passenger trains will be removed by early next year, raising the possibility that residents would be able to commute to New York City without first driving to Rensselaer.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

A second mainline track has already been added along the route in Saratoga County. Meanwhile, work continues on a second track between Albany and Schenectady, where a single-track bottleneck has delayed trains for decades, as they were required to wait while trains traveling the opposite direction cleared the track.

 The track is expected to be completed early next year and will give the line the added capacity to accommodate increased service.

The Empire State Passengers Association has advocated for more Saratoga Springs service, said Bruce Becker, the organization’s president.

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