All the details are here:
New Rochester Amtrak Station now open
Posted 06 October 2017 - 11:45 PM
Better late than never. We took the LSL last week and what was so frustrating was that even though all of the track work had been completed for the new Rochester station (to allow the LSL to stop just once for all pax and baggage), there was no way to use it from the "temporary" station (read doublewide), so the LSL had to stop 4 times, for a total of almost 30 minutes of time in Rochester. As is usual, the LSL arrived in CHI about an hour late the next morning. We made our connection to the EB easily, but it must be frustrating to regular pax on the LSL, as this train is late most days.
It will also be very welcome to see the new diners back on this train as well. The Cafe car doesn't really cut it for decent meals. Great service by our car attendant though!
Posted 07 October 2017 - 01:12 AM
Wow, that looks like a really nice station now!
Edited by daybeers, 07 October 2017 - 01:12 AM.
Amtrak travel so far: only 10,207 miles: Springfield Shuttle (12), Northeast Regional (25), Acela (1), Lake Shore Limited (2), Pennsylvanian (2), Capitol Limited (1)
Ambus mileage (3 trips): 108
Other rail transit: WMATA (~830 miles), Metra, CTA, MTA, MBTA, Metro-North
Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:26 AM
When the big NY work is all wrapped up, scheduled running times won't be very different, but the likelihood of achieving them will be greatly improved.
Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:00 AM
Thanks for the update, will be visiting here in two weeks and moving here at end of year.
Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:14 AM
Step by step the Water Level Route stations are being brought up to ADA standards. CSX is insisting on track separation in the process, which is probably a good thing for everyone.
Now we await the completion of Schenectady.
Then we just have Buffalo Exchange, Buffalo Depew, Rome, Utica, Amsterdam, Hudson, and Rhinecliff.
There are partial designs already available for Utica, Amsterdam, Hudson, and Rhinecliff. The politics seems to have gone stupid in Buffalo, but likely *something* will happen. Rome should be straightforward. Just money...
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