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Empire State Passengers Association

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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



Current Revised New York State Service - Effective From June 9 Until Further Notice

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

There is no service:

  • North of Albany to/from Montreal, QC or Rutland
  • In Ontario to/from Toronto, ON

Stations:

  • NYP - New York Penn Station
  • BOS - Boston
  • ALB - Albany
  • BUF - Buffalo/Depew
  • NFL - Niagara Falls, NY

To New York

Train Number & Frequency Operating Route Origin Departure & Destination Arrival Times
#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 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 (NFL - ALB segment cancelled) Dp. ALB 10:05am - Ar. NYP 12:45pm
#290 - Monday Thru Friday Albany to New York Penn (RUT - ALB segment cancelled) Dp. ALB 11:10am - Ar. NYP 1:45pm
#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. ALB 2:10pm - Ar. NYP 4:45pm
#48 - Daily 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

Train Number & Frequency Operating Route Origin Departure & Destination Arrival Times
#281 - Daily New York Penn to Niagara Falls Dp. NYP 10:20am - Ar. NFL 7:11pm
#233 - Monday Thru Friday 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 - Daily 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 7:05pm
#253 - Saturday & Sunday Only New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 5:15pm - Ar. ALB 7:45pm
#241 - Daily New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 7:15pm - Ar. ALB 9:45pm
#259 - Saturday & Sunday Only New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 9:15pm - Ar. ALB 11:45pm
#245 - Monday Thru Saturday New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 10:45pm - Ar. ALB 1:15am
#261 - Sunday Only New York Penn to Albany Dp. NYP 11:45pm - Ar. ALB 2:15am

Videos of the speakers & presentations at the 2020 Annual Meeting are now available.