Amtrak Service Suspended on New York City-Albany Line for Second Day

Amtrak train service on the route between New York City and Albany remained suspended for a second day Monday morning after structural problems were discovered in a parking garage over the tracks in midtown Manhattan.

Amtrak suspended service between Pennsylvania Station in New York and Croton-Harmon Station in Westchester for the first time on Sunday, citing problems with the garage on 51st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

According to the city’s building department, building inspectors found structural problems throughout the garage, including exposed rebar, cracks and holes in the concrete. The garage is attached to a 38-story apartment building on 10th Avenue known as Hudsonview Terrace.

An Amtrak spokesman said Monday there is no estimate yet as to when service will resume and that it depends on the status of the garage, which is privately owned. The building authority has ordered the garage to be partially cleared.

On Monday morning, yellow caution tape blocked the entrance to the garage. A sign said it had been closed since Friday for repairs. There was no answer to the owners phone number.

New York engineers were inspecting the garage, Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday, “to ensure the safety of passengers and pedestrians.”

Metro-North trains continued to run between Grand Central Terminal and Croton-Harmon Monday, and Amtrak tickets were redeemed on that route.


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