Two new Amtrak trains will connect NYC and the mid-Hudson Valley starting December 5–just in time for the snow to start falling and for riders to take in breathtaking views of glistening trees and mountaintops!
According to the Daily Freeman, The Empire State Passengers Association increased the number of weekday Hudson Valley trains from 10 to 12, reducing sellouts on multiple northbound trains and making it easier for riders to find seats, a feat has proven to be quite difficult on Fridays, Sundays, and the occasional Thursday.
And as one route opens up another one closes–the NY state-funded Adirondack, which operates between NYC and Montreal, won’t run after December 5–though this stoppage isn’t permanent. This route is expected to return in the first quarter of 2023.
The new schedule is as follows:
- For those traveling from NYC, a new train will leave Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall at 8:15a.m. stopping in Poughkeepsie at 9:45a.m., Rhinecliff at 10:01a.m., and Hudson at 10:21a.m. It will terminate in Albany-Renssalaer at 10:47a.m.
- A second train will leave NYC Sunday through Friday at 3:15p.m. with stops at Poughkeepsie at 4:40p.m., Rhinceliff at 4:55p.m., and Hudson at 5:15 p.m. before terminating at Albany at 5:45p.m.
For those traveling to NYC, the schedule is as follows:
- A new late-morning train operating Sunday through Friday will depart Albany-Renssalaer at 11:10a.m. and stop at Hudson at 11:30a.m., Rhinecliff at 11:54a.m., and Poughkeepsie at 12:10 p.m. before arriving in NYC at the Moynihan Train Hall at 1:45p.m.
- A daily evening train will leave from Albany-Renssalaer at 5:30p.m. with stops at Hudson at 5:53p.m., Rhinecliff at 6:15p.m., and Poughkeepsie at 6:30p.m. before arriving in NYC at 8:05p.m.