Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy will celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the Schenectady Train Station. The $23 million train station was opened on October 17th, 2018, ahead of schedule. More than 200,000 passengers have come through the new station since its opening.
The complex is within a short distance of attractions including the Rivers Casino, historic Proctors Theatre, Schenectady County Community College, restaurants and shops. In addition to Amtrak service, numerous Capital District Transportation Authority bus routes pass within walking distance of the station. The project included improvements for those arriving by car, bike and on foot, such as a reconstructed parking lot and new sidewalks and lighting.
Schenectady, New York State, Amtrak and the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority (SMDA) collaborated over many years to see the station project to fruition. The station project was funded through $19 million from New York State: $17 million for construction and the remainder for engineering services and other costs. The Federal Railroad Administration provided $3.6 million toward the building, Amtrak contributed $220,000 for the PIDS and the SMDA set aside $48,000 for the improved parking lot.
|Who:||Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara |
City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy
James Flynn, NYS DOT Director of Structures
|What:||4th Anniversary of the opening of the Schenectady Train Station celebration|
|When:||Monday, October 17th, 2022, 2pm|
|Where:||Schenectady Train Station |
332 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady, NY 12305