Amtrak Suspending Service Once Again

Amtrak is once again suspending the Adirondack Line through the North Country and across the border to Montreal beginning next week. Canadian National Rail is planning a six-week project to repair roughly 30 miles of track that the Amtrak trains use, north of the border. It will be the second straight year that service has been put on hold.

Last summer, speed restrictions were placed on Amtrak trains using Canadian National’s tracks when temperatures got above 86-degrees, and that led to service being shut down for several months during the height of the summer travel season.

Mayor Chris Rosenquest and other community leaders say they hope the work on the tracks over the next month will help prevent that from happening again later this summer. Construction on the tracks is expected to begin next Monday, May 20th, and is scheduled to finish on the last day of June.