News & Commentary

LIRR Third Track Between Floral Park and Hicksville Opens

October 3, 2022 Governor Kathy Hochul celebrated October 3rd the completion of the Long Island Rail Road's historic Third Track project on time and under budget. The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville, giving the railroad more operational flexibility to minimize service disruptions and increase service by 41 percent systemwide when Grand Central Madison opens later this year, while improving safety and creating true bi-directional LIRR service to fuel the local economy.

Adirondack Railroad Reaches Tupper Lake

September 14, 2022 For the first time since 1981, a passenger train arrived at Tupper Lake, NY on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, as the Adirondack Railroad celebrated the completion of the NYS-funded track rehabilitation of the state-owned rail corridor.

Passenger Rail Service Returns to Burlington with the Inaugural Run of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express

July 30, 2022 The inaugural run of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express left Union Station in Burlington Friday morning, July 29th. Vermont’s largest city has not seen passenger rail service to New York City since 1953.

Maple Leaf Resumes Service to and from Toronto Monday, June 27th

June 25, 2022 The Maple Leaf's restoration will be Amtrak's first cross-border service to resume since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Hochul and Governor Murphy Announce Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

June 9, 2022 MTA, in partnership with Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT, is seeking Firms to design Penn Station Reconstruction. New Station will feature massive single-level concourse with high ceilings and natural light, greater connectivity to platforms, larger entrances and intuitive travel paths.