Passenger Rail Projects
Construction of a second main track between Albany and Schenectady
Funding: $91.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
This project will construct a second main track between the Albany-Rensselaer Station and Schenectady Station, which will eliminate a major delay in passenger service along the current 17-mile-long single track crossroad in the heart of New York State. This project will restore the existing track and structures to a state of good repair, and will upgrade the three grade crossings within the project by installing new four quadrant crossing-gate warning devices at each of the three crossings. Expected completion date is January 2013.
Railroads working with state: CSX Transportation and Amtrak
More information at: https://www.nysdot.gov/programs/high-speed-rail and at: