Lake Shore Limited Will Not Operate Between Albany and New York Penn Station
Effective May 26 through September 3, 2018
As part of the continuing Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, Amtrak will perform a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness -- and ultimately improve reliability at America’s busiest rail hub. The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvements to track, switch and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.
Due to this major work, Lake Shore Limited trains will not operate between Albany and New York Penn Station from May 26 - Sept. 3, 2018. If you are traveling on the Lake Shore Limited during this time, here are a few things you should know:
Eastbound, Train 48 will not operate between Albany and New York Penn Station. Passengers will be directed to connect to Train 244 at Albany for travel to New York Grand Central Terminal.
Westbound, Train 49 will not operate between New York Penn Station and Albany. Passengers will be directed to travel on Trains 291, 255 or 295 for travel between New York Grand Central Terminal and Albany.
Train 449 will depart Albany 30 minutes later than scheduled with other minor timing adjustments.
Grand Central Terminal Information
Location: Grand Central Terminal is located about a mile north of Penn Station at 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017.
Transferring between Grand Central Terminal and New York Penn Station: If you are transferring between New York Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, taxi and local transit are available from both stations, or you can choose to walk. Customers are encouraged to allow extra time if transferring between stations.
Schedule Change: Note the new arrival and departure times on your ticket. Trains arriving at and departing from Grand Central Terminal will operate on an adjusted schedule. Contact Amtrak for schedule information.
Customer Assistance: There are several options to assist customers during their travel experience:
- Amtrak personnel will be available at Grand Central Terminal between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm daily, to answer questions and provide information.
- Grand Central Terminal is an accessible station and provides an information kiosk where you can speak with a representative.
Ticketing Options: Customers can make reservations and obtain eTickets at Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Your eTickets can be printed at home or displayed on your mobile device.
Checked Baggage Service is not available at Grand Central Terminal.
- Each customer can bring onboard two personal items, 25 lbs. and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each, and two carry-on items, 50 lbs. and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each, free of charge.
- Get more details on Amtrak’s Baggage Policy at Amtrak.com/baggage.
The following resources are available for all Amtrak customers:
Amtrak.com/NYPrenewal: Find the latest train schedule information, project overview and updates.
Amtrak Social Media: Customers can follow @AmtrakNEC and @Amtrak on Twitter for timely information.
Email or text alerts: Amtrak now offers a new feature that will allow customers to sign up to receive customized texts or emails for train and service information at Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts.
Amtrak.com and the mobile app: Get train status information, or modify existing reservations.