Saratoga-Schenectady Service

Saratoga-Schenectady Service Extension


Saratoga Rail Service Press Conference Friday April 30th 2021


ALBANY TIMES UNION – Officials in Saratoga call for earlier resumption of Amtrak service BY Eric Anderson

"In addition to resumption of the Ethan Allen and Adirondack services, local rail advocates also would like to see at least one more Empire Corridor train extended from Albany-Rensselaer to Saratoga Springs, giving Saratoga residents three daily round trips from which to choose, as well as adding another round trip at Schenectady, the stop between Albany-Rensselaer and Saratoga Springs stations. New trainsets that Amtrak plans to order this summer may come with so-called push-pull capabilities that would avoid the need to turn the trains around at each end of their trip. That would also make it easier to extend additional trains now terminating in Rensselaer north to Saratoga."

CBS NEWS 6 ALBANY STORY – Advocates look to NYSDOT and Amtrak to restart Ethan Allen line service. It's time to get back on the rails! It's the stance the Saratoga County Chamber and the Empire State Passenger Association are taking.

GLEN FALLS POST-STAR: WATCH Saratoga chamber President Todd Shimkus speaks about rail service


Todd Shimkus – Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce


Gary Prophet – ESPA President


Kathy Davis – Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce (by video phone from Burlington VT)


State Senator Daphne Jordan (R) NY SENATE DISTRICT 43


State Senator James Tedisco (R) NY SENATE DISTRICT 49


Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D) ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 113