Hudson station (New York)

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Amtrak intercity rail station
Hudson, NY, train station.jpg
East elevation and south profile of station, 2008
Location 69 South Front Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Coordinates 42°15′15″N 73°47′52″W / 42.2541°N 73.7977°W / 42.2541; -73.7977Coordinates: 42°15′15″N 73°47′52″W / 42.2541°N 73.7977°W / 42.2541; -73.7977
Owned by Amtrak (station house)
City of Hudson (parking lot)
Line(s) Empire Corridor (Hudson Subdivision)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Bus transport Columbia County Public Transportation
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HUD
Opened 1874
Rebuilt 1992
Passengers (2016) 205,919[1]Increase 4.6%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Montreal
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
Empire Service
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
Terminus Hudson Branch
toward Chatham

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.


A New York Central train at Hudson, 1968

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,[2] 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.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two low-level island platforms.

The platforms at Hudson Station
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 Handicapped/disabled access
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 Handicapped/disabled access
Track 3 Freight siding, no regular service
Street level Exit/entrance, parking, buses

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Railroads from Albany to Connecticut; B&A Hudson Branch
  3. ^ "Hudson, NY (HUD)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 2017-10-25. 

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