Amtrak’s Adirondack Service Closure Extended to September

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of Benjamin Turon

ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – Amtrak’s Adirondack service closure has been extended to September to allow for track modifications.

Service from Montreal to New York City along the Adirondack route has been shut down since May 20th and will last “10 weeks later than planned,” according to cp24.com. The maintenance work will last through September 8th with service planned to resume September 9thAdirondack Explorer reports the line is currently operating as far north as Saratoga Springs.

Work will take place between Rouses Point and Montreal in order to address heat restrictions that lead to speed restrictions.

On May 23rdRT&S reported that CN and Amtrak had reached an agreement on the Adirondack Line. In a joint statement, CN and Amtrak stated that work will “help mitigate, but not eliminate heat slow order speed limits going forward. CN has been planning the work for several months and will endeavor to make the necessary work expeditiously and safely in 2024. . . Adirondack service may be modified on a short-term basis in the coming weeks to ensure completion of the track work, which will help increase reliability of the service during summer months of the year, and in the future. . . Amtrak and CN appreciate the interest of local stakeholders and the leadership of the New York Congressional Delegation in helping to resolve this matter.”

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