- Adirondack (Amtrak)
name = "Adirondack (Amtrak)"
image_caption= Adirondack train #69 at Saratoga Springs station.
numbers = 68-69; 71
New York, NY Albany, NY Montreal, QC
distance = mi to km|381
August 6, 1974
end = present
owners = MNCR; CSXT; D&H; CN
The "Adirondack" is a
passenger trainoperated daily by Amtrakbetween New York Cityand 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 Valleyand the Adirondack Mountains. [ cite web| url=http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1080842092695&ssid=134| 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 Patakiand 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 Railwaysegment. [Amtrak Route on-time performance for Adirondack service [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/Page/OTP_Route_List&cid=1202243059386] ]
The "Adirondack" operates over
Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Metro-North Railroad, and Amtrak trackage:
Saint-Hyacinthe Subdivision, Montreal to Saint-Lambert
Rouses Point Subdivision, Saint-Lambert to Rouses Point
*CP , Rouses Point to Schenectady
Hudson Subdivision, Schenectady to Poughkeepsie
*MNRR Hudson Line, Poughkeepsie to Spuyten Duyvil
Empire Connection, Spuyten Duyvil to Penn Station
Note: From 1974 to 1986, the Adirondack used CP Rail's Windsor Station.
* [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1080842092695&ssid=134 Amtrak - "Adirondack"]
* [http://photos.jonmasters.org/The_Adirondack_20050729 Photos from a journey on the Adirondack from Montreal to New York in July 2005]
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