Amtrak Service Between New York and Croton-Harmon to Resume Thursday

AmtrakBy Railfan & Railroad Staff

Amtrak service between New York City’s Penn Station and Croton-Harmon, N.Y., is expected to resume on Thursday, four days after a structural issue with a building above the West Side Line forced the passenger railroad to suspend operations. 

On Sunday, a hole in a parking garage above the tracks was discovered and out of an abundance of caution, Amtrak suspended train service on the line. That meant Empire Service trains between Penn Station and Albany were canceled, while trains like the Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf were originating or ending at Croton-Harmon. Earlier this week, however, Amtrak was being vague about just how long the disruption would last, much to the dismay of state officials. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she was “outraged” at the lengthy delay. 

But now it appears that at least one track under the building will be back in service on Thursday and both tracks will be in service by Friday.

During the closure, Amtrak passengers have been able to have their tickets honored on Metro-North trains connecting at Croton-Harmon for the trip into Grand Central Terminal. 

This article was posted on: November 15, 2023