Schenectady (Amtrak station)
View west along platform, 2008
|Location||332 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY 12305
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Capital District Transportation Authority|
|Passengers (2013)||61,803 1.6%|
The Schenectady Amtrak station (SDY) is a train station in Schenectady, New York served by Amtrak. The station is built under the railroad tracks with an elevator and staircase leading to a railway platform between the two tracks. The station is a popular railfan site.
The station was built in 1979 on the site of the former Union Station. It was made possible through a partnership among Amtrak, the State of New York and the City of Schenectady. The state funded the rehabilitation of the tracks at $3.9 million, while Amtrak paid two-thirds the cost of the depot with the state covering the rest. The city donated the land.
A replacement structure known as the Schenectady Intermodal Station is planned to be built on the site of the existing station that would include both Amtrak and local transit service. The Capital District Transportation Authority receivedUS $4.2 million grant for the construction of the planned structure in October 2010.
The following trains stop at the station more than once per day:
Notable places nearby
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Schenectady, NY (SDY)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "SCHENECTADY NEW YORK (SDY)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "Empire Service Trains Now Stop At Schenectady (Amtrak NEWS)". Amtrak History & Archives. November 1978. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- "Schenectady Intermodal Station Project Funded". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Retrieved 16 October 2010.
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