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FYI...The Summer 2020 ESPA Express Newsletter Is Now Available For Viewing, Printing & Downloading!

Courtesy of Martinelli Custom Publishing, All Active ESPA Members Will Soon Be Receiving A Full-Color Print Copy Of The Summer Newsletter And A Copy Of The Just Released 2020 - 2021 'New York By Rail' Magazine. Thanks To Martinelli Custom Publishing For Their Generous Support Of ESPA.

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We Apologize For The Delay In The Distribution Of The Printed Summer 2020 Newsletter. Thank You For Your Patience!

The Fall 2020 Edition Is Scheduled To Be Published By The End Of November.


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Empire Corridor History

  • Learn about how today's Amtrak "Empire Corridor" service came about, with in 1967 the New York Central Railroad pioneering the first modern intercity passenger rail corridor service, the New York City to Buffalo "Empire Service"

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Questions about passenger rail? What is High Speed Rail? How fast do Empire Corridor trains go? Who owns the tracks? What is PRIIA Section 209? What makes up railroad track? What is a Interlocking? We got ansewers!

Proposals for Service Improvements and Expansions

  • Ideas big and small on who to improve and expand our state's intercity passenger rail service, including: full cafe food service on all trains; onboard enroute cleaning, baggage cars, travel packages, and more!


New York State Travel Information



New York State Service - Effective October 14

Subject to Change Without Notice - Contact Amtrak to Verify All Service

Printable Version

To New York Effective 10/14

Train Number & Frequency Operating Route Origin Departure & Destination Arrival Times
#232 - Monday Thru Friday Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 5:55am - Ar. NYP 8:18am
#250 - Saturday & Sunday Only Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 6:15am - Ar. NYP 8:45am
#234 - Monday Thru Friday Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 7:00am - Ar. NYP 9:20am
#260 - Saturday & Sunday ONLY Albany to New York Penn (NFL - ALB Segment Cancelled) Dp. ALB 8:10am - Ar. NYP 10:40am
#236 - Monday Thru Friday Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 8:25am - Ar. NYP 10:50am
#280 - Daily Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 10:05am - Ar. NYP 12:45pm
#290 - Monday Thru Friday Albany to New York Penn (RUT - ALB Segment Cancelled) Dp. 11:10am - Ar. NYP 1:45pm
#238 - Daily Albany to New York Penn Dp. 12:10pm - Ar. NYP 2:45pm
#284 - Daily Niagara Falls to New York Penn Dp. NFL 6:47am - Ar. NYP 3:45pm
#292 - Saturday & Sunday ONLY Albany to New York Penn (RUT - ALB Segment Cancelled) Dp. 2:10pm - Ar. NYP 4:45pm
#48 - Dp. Buffalo Thursday, Sunday & Tuesday ONLY Chicago - Buffalo (Depew) to New York Penn & Boston Dp. BUF 8:54am - Ar. NYP 6:43pm & Ar. BOS 8:00pm
#244 - Daily Albany to New York Penn Dp. ALB 4:10pm - Ar. NYP 6:45pm
#64 - Daily Niagara Falls to New York Penn Dp. NFL 12:17pm - Ar. NYP 9:55pm

From New York Effective 10/14

Train Number & Frequency Operating Route Origin Departure & Destination Arrival Times
#63 - Daily New York Penn to Albany (ALB - TOR Segment Cancelled) Dp. NYP 7:15am - Ar. ALB 9:50am
#281 - Daily New York Penn to Niagara Falls Dp. NYP 10:20am - Ar. NFL 7:11pm
#233 - Daily New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 11:20am - Ar. ALB 1:50pm
#283 - Daily New York Penn to Niagara Falls Dp. NYP 1:20pm - Ar. NFL 10:11pm
#291 - Daily New York Penn to Albany (ALB - RUT Segment Cancelled) Dp. NYP 2:20pm - Ar. ALB 4:50pm
#49 - Dp. NYP & BOS Wednesday, Saturday & Monday ONLY New York Penn & Boston to Buffalo (Depew) - Chicago Dp. NYP 3:40pm/BOS 12:50pm - Ar. BUF 12:12am
#237 - Monday Thru Friday New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 4:40pm - Ar. ALB 7:00pm
#253 - Saturday & Sunday ONLY New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 5:15pm - Ar. ALB 7:45pm
#239 - Monday Thru Friday New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 5:47pm - Ar. ALB 8:28pm
#241 - Daily New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 7:15pm - Ar. ALB 9:45pm
#243 - Monday Thru Friday New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 8:55pm - Ar. ALB 11:25pm
#259 - Saturday & Sunday ONLY New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 9:15pm - Ar. ALB 11:45pm