Hudson station (New York)
|Amtrak intercity rail station|
East elevation and south profile of station, 2008
|Location||69 South Front Street
Hudson, NY 12534
|Owned by||Amtrak (station house)
City of Hudson (parking lot)
|Line(s)||Empire Corridor (Hudson Subdivision)|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections||Columbia County Public Transportation|
|Passengers (2016)||205,919 4.6%|
Hudson is a train station in Hudson, New York. Hudson serves a total of four different Amtrak trains, all of which have a southern terminus at Pennsylvania Station in New York City. They consist of the Adirondack, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Empire Service from Niagara Falls, New York, the Ethan Allen Express from Rutland, VT, the Maple Leaf from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Southbound Lake Shore Limited trains from Chicago served Hudson until April 4, 2009.
Originally built in 1874 by the New York Central Railroad, it is the oldest continuously operated station in the state. Besides the Water Level Route, Hudson was also the terminus of the former Boston and Albany Railroad Hudson Branch, as well as another branch leading to Nieverville on the B&A Main Line.
Passenger service at the station as well as across the nation was assumed by Amtrak in 1971. In the late 1980s, the parking lots on either side of the station were repaved. The next renovation took place between 1991 and 1992 with funds from New York State, after the renovations, the station had a grand re-opening. In the late 1990s, ridership at the Hudson station grew to the point that the city opened up an additional parking lot across the street. In 2009, the city created metered parking on Front Street due to the continuing demand. A task force recently studied the feasibility of raising the platform, a difficult task since north end of the platform is curved and an active freight siding lies near that side of the station.
The station has two low-level island platforms.
|Track 1||← Adirondack, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf toward New York–Penn Station (Rhinecliff)
← Empire Service toward New York–Penn Station (Rhinecliff)
← Lake Shore Limited does not stop here
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Track 2||Adirondack toward Montreal (Rensselaer) →
Empire Service toward Albany–Rensselaer or Niagara Falls, NY (Rensselaer) →
Ethan Allen Express toward Rutland (Rensselaer) →
Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Rensselaer) →
Lake Shore Limited does not stop here →
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Track 3||Freight siding, no regular service|
|Street level||Exit/entrance, parking, buses|
Notable places nearby
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- Railroads from Albany to Connecticut; B&A Hudson Branch
- "Hudson, NY (HUD)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
- Media related to Hudson (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Hudson, NY
- Hudson Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide – Train Web)
- Hudson, NY (HUD) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
- Existing Railroad Stations in New York State
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