Adirondack (Amtrak)

Adirondack (Amtrak)

Infobox Amtrak
name = "Adirondack (Amtrak)"
map_filename =
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image_caption= Adirondack train #69 at Saratoga Springs station.
numbers = 68-69; 71
route = New York, NY
Albany, NY
Montreal, QC
distance = mi to km|381
start = August 6, 1974
end = present
owners = MNCR; CSXT; D&H; CN

The "Adirondack" is a passenger train operated daily by Amtrak between New York City and Montreal. The trip takes approximately 10 hours to cover a published distance of convert|381|mi|km|0|lk=on, traveling through the scenic Hudson Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. [ cite web| url=| title=Official rail service page| ]

There is a proposal for a Montreal—New York City high-speed train. On October 6, 2005, the "Albany Times-Union" reported that New York Governor George Pataki and Quebec Premier Jean Charest "called for the creation of high-speed rail service between Montreal and New York City as a way to boost the regional economy during the third Quebec-New York Economic Summit [on October 4] ". The article claimed that New York was Quebec's main trading partner, which perhaps explains some of the interest in linking the two major cities.

The Adirondack service is financed by the New York State Department of Transportation.

The Adirondack service suffers from numerous delays along the route because the most of the tracks are not owned by Amtrak. Currently the on-time performance of the route averages at 54.9% for the past year as of August 2008. 47.5% of the train delay is due to track and signal related problems, especially along the Canadian Pacific Railway segment. [Amtrak Route on-time performance for Adirondack service [] ]

Route details

The "Adirondack" operates over Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Metro-North Railroad, and Amtrak trackage:
*CN Saint-Hyacinthe Subdivision, Montreal to Saint-Lambert
*CN Rouses Point Subdivision, Saint-Lambert to Rouses Point
*CP , Rouses Point to Schenectady
*CSX Hudson Subdivision, Schenectady to Poughkeepsie
*MNRR Hudson Line, Poughkeepsie to Spuyten Duyvil
*Amtrak Empire Connection, Spuyten Duyvil to Penn Station

Note: From 1974 to 1986, the Adirondack used CP Rail's Windsor Station.

tation stops


External links

* [ Amtrak - "Adirondack"]
* [ Photos from a journey on the Adirondack from Montreal to New York in July 2005]

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