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Second line, other moves aim to boost popularity of rail travel in Schenectady

Passengers board an Amtrak train at the Schenectady train station on Friday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Passengers board an Amtrak train at the Schenectady train station on Friday.
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The fastest way to get from here to New York City by train is to skip the Schenectady train station. In fact, the train is so slow that commuters heading back to Schenectady can get off at the Albany-Rensselaer station and be back in Schenectady 30 minutes before the train gets there. Fighting traffic is faster because of regular bottlenecks on the tracks between the stations. But that will be over soon. A second track ...


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