Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is criticizing Amtrak's decision to suspend one round-trip passenger train through the Mohawk Valley for two months.

One daily Amtrak passenger train between the Albany-Rensselaer and Niagara Falls railroad stations is being suspended from April 23rd through July 13th so CSX Railroad can perform routine track maintenance.

Brindisi is requesting that Amtrak and CSX work closely with the State DOT to coordinate alternate plans so passenger train service is not disrupted.

He say it's important to maintain rail infrastructure, but not to the point where commerce and tourism are significantly affected.

“It is certainly important to make sure that tracks are well maintained to ensure passenger safety.  But I believe there has to be a better way to perform regular maintenance work than disrupting daytime train service at a time when many tourists are traveling through New York,” Brindisi said..

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