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Empire Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR NYS RAIL TRAVERLERS...

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DIRECT LINK TO THE 2014-2015 “I LOVE NY” 15% DISCOUNT FOR NYS AMTRAK TRAINS

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View The NYSDOT’s High Speed Rail Program Information Page
At The NYSDOT Web Site!

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The Empire Corridor Tier One Enviromental Impact Statement Study Is NOW Underway
Visit The Study Web Site!

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The 2013 New York By Rail Magazine
Print Edition Is NOW Available
On Board Trains And At NYS Stations!

Also...Visit The All NEW New York By Rail Website, Which Is Packed With More Information And Events

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Click Below For PDF Copies Of The Most Current Schedules For ALL trains Serving NYS

New York To Montreal
Adirondack Timetable

Effective January 13, 2014

New York To Niagara Falls
Empire Corridor Timetable

Effective January 13, 2014

New York To Toronto
Maple Leaf Timetable

Effective January 13, 2014

New York To Rutland
Ethan Allen Express Timetable

Effective January 13, 2014

New York/Boston To Chicago
Lake Shore Limited Timetable

Effective January 13, 2014

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We’re working for better rail passenger service and public transportation in New York State.

ESPA, the Empire State Passengers Association, is a volunteer network of citizens working to improve and expand AMTRAK, mass transit, and bus service in New York State. ESPA gives the passenger a voice in transportation planning.

ESPA Membership Brochure
And Registration Form (PDF)


NEXT ESPA Working Group Meeting And Lunch:

Saturday, October 4, 2014 -
The Backstage Pub
Schenectady, NY

Complete Meeting Information!


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Monthly New York State Amtrak Ridership and Revenue Statistics

July 2014 NYS Stats
Now Available

Monthly Reports Now Include
‘ALL Stations OTP Stats’

For Modern Mobility in New York, Join Us!

Latest Site Update: September 20, 2014

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Urgent Alerts

3/2/14:
ESPA SUPPORTS 110 MPH DEIS OPTION

2/10/14:
HIGH SPEED RAIL PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED

10/3/13:
NEW YORK STATE AND AMTRAK REACH SECTION 209 OPERATING SUPPORT AGREEMENT

8/28/13:
ESPA SUPPORTS CONTINUED SHARED-USE IN UTICA TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR

6/28/13:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Rochester Station Seating Capacity Increased

5/15/13:
CSX Reduces Station Flexibility At Both
Buffalo-Depew & Rochester

1/7/13:
NYS HRS Project Updates - Revised To 1-7-13
Buffalo-Depew Station Renovations Are Complete And CP Rail Second Main Track Project Underway

12/1/12:
IMPORTANT NEWS! Amtrak’s Lease Of Empire Corridor Between Poughkeepsie and Schenectady Now In Effect!

11/19/12:
VIA RAIL Equipment (With Observation-Dome Car) To Be Used On Adirondack Between Albany And Montreal Through November 27th!

11/19/12:
Syracuse Parking Lot Re-Opens; ALL Parking Now $7.00 Per Day!

11/2/12:
Buffalo-Depew Parking Lots Re-Open - 20 New Spaces Added

10/10/12:
FY 2012 Sets New NYS Ridership Record

10/6/12:
Amsterdam Station Re-Opened After Flood Damage Is Repaired

9/29/12:
NYS HRS Project Updates - Revised To 9-30-12

9/22/12:
Release Of Draft EIS Now Delayed Until At Least Mid-October

9/21/12:
Border Patrol Inspections Of Amtrak Passengers Have Resumed...

9/9/12:
Niagara Falls Station Funds Released And Whirlpool Bridge Agreement Reached...

9/5/12:
Dome Car Returns To Adirondack For Fall Foilage Season Through October 21

8/3/12:
Buffalo-Depew Station Improvements Underway… WARNING - Long-Term Parking Limited During Construction Period!

7/30/12:
E-Ticketing Arrives On The Empire Corridor and Adirondack Routes

7/15/12:
Release Of Draft EIS Expected By End Of Summer

6/22/12:
Rochester Receives $15 Million For New Station

5/15/12:
Senator Schumer Announces Progress Towards Montreal Station Border Facility

3/15/12:
Amtrak Lease Of Hudson Line Finalized March 8th...

10/18/11:
Amtrak To Lease 85 Miles Of Empire Corridor From CSX; Will Help Improvement Projects Proceed…

10/10/11:
US Border Patrol Halts Routine Passenger Inspections At NYS Amtrak Stations…

9/23/11:
$150 Million In HSR Funds Released To NYS…
Albany - Schenectady Second Track & Rensselaer and Schenectady Stations Can NOW Proceed…

10/21/11:
NYS HSR Project Overview and Progress Summary List - Revised to 10-21-11

9/15/11:
Amsterdam Station Building Closed Due To Flood Damage

6/6/11:
ESPA Endorses 90mph Speeds Across Upstate NY In Near-Term…
Long-Range Goal Remains 110mph or Greater…

4/4/11:
NYSDOTS Submits NEW Applications For 8 Projects…

1/25/11:
President Obama Announces HSR Goals In State Of The Union Address…

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