Amtrak service restored west of Albany after cleanup

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak on Monday restarted train service west of Albany that was suspended last week over safety concerns from an old warehouse’s crumbling wall.

The section of track had been closed to passenger trains on Friday over worries about the structural integrity of the nearby Central Warehouse, a privately owned structure north of Albany’s downtown.

Parts of the facade had already come down, and an engineering report said a collapse of part of a wall was likely.

In a statement, Amtrak said crews had done some cleanup and construction work, including clearing out debris and stabilizing the inside of the warehouse. Train service was restored with a speed restriction.

The service suspension had caused a hassle for train operations including the new service from Burlington, Vermont, to New York City, with customers having to get off the train and take a bus for a portion of the trip.