Work to start on second track between Albany, Schenectady, New York

June 7, 2016

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union

Work on a second track to ease a major Amtrak bottleneck in the Capital Region began in earnest Monday with the arrival of Amtrak crews and special track-laying equipment.Website Insert Start Here copy

Crews are working west, from Albany to Schenectady, on what is perhaps the most significant of several projects to improve passenger rail service locally.

“It’s all good news,” said Bruce Becker, president of the Empire State Passengers Association, a rail advocacy group that for decades has sought the construction of a second track.

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