Work has begun on a $15 million project that will replace the Amtrak station in Schenectady and alleviate delays for passenger trains.
The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1opybAT ) that construction crews have started work on a new platform that will allow for a second track to be built between Albany and Schenectady. The extra track will be used by freight trains that currently share the current track with Amtrak trains.
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State transportation officials say adding the second track will help shave off several minutes from the trip between Schenectady and the Albany-Rensselaer station.
The new platform is expected to be completed next year, when work on a new station is scheduled to start.
In Rochester, construction the city's new Amtrak station is expected to start this fall.
Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/