Amtrak may boost Albany-to-Boston service

RENSSELAER - Buoyed by the prospect of federal infrastructure funding, Massachusetts transportation officials and lawmakers are urging Amtrak to st...

August 19, 2022
5:52 AM

RENSSELAER - Buoyed by the prospect of federal infrastructure funding, Massachusetts transportation officials and lawmakers are urging Amtrak to start a regular Boston-to-Albany train schedule. Under a request that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation just filed with the Federal Railroad Administration,  Amtrak could run three trains per day from Albany to Boston and back.  The line currently runs one such trip as part of its Lake Shore Ltd. service that runs west to Chicago. Recently, the Massachusetts Legislature appropriated $275 million in bond funding this year toward track corridor improvements on the line.

Rick Karlin