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Construction of a second main track between Albany and Schenectady

New York

Passenger Rail Projects

Construction of a second main track between Albany and Schenectady

Empire Corridor

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:

https://www.nysdot.gov/divisions/policy-and-strategy/planning-bureau/state-rail-plan