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Amtrak, Rensselaer: Address, Phone Number, Amtrak Reviews: 4/5

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AMWelty
Averill Park, NY48 contributions
Nice employees, very clean & welcoming
Mar. 2021
Nice facility. It's a pleasure to depart/arrive. Comfortable and clean. Employees are courteous and helpful.
Written 16 July 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,983 contributions
Comfortable and clean 2002 Albany-Rensselaer Station.
Jul. 2021
We visited this 2002 2 story brick Albany-Rensselaer station using the 1 hour free parking lot in front. The 3:05 PM #448 Lake Shore Ltd was boarding for Boston with others for Niagara Falls and New York soon to come.
The large open skylite hall had comfortable seating, nice coffee/sandwich shop and newsstand/gift shop, both open and active. There was an encompassing view across the Hudson River of the Albany skyline with the multi-towered Empire State Plaza and the 44 story Erastus Corning Tower.
Written 5 July 2021
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Caesar A
San Antonio, TX736 contributions
To Chicago from Rensselaer
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We boarded at 6PM. We booked a roomette. Wow, this was small. I should have booked a room. I paid over $500.00 from Rensselear to Chicago. I won't do this again. It is good maybe for 1 person. Anyway, we booked Chicago to Memphis in Room.
Written 16 April 2021
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Dave D
Newton, MA1,962 contributions
Boston to Syracuse
Jul. 2020 • Solo
First time taking Amtrak to visit my folks, and loved it. I got on at Back Bay Station in Boston and took the train to Syracuse.

The train stops in Albany to meet up with the NYC train and connect the two. This gives the rider about an hour or so to get off the train and stretch your legs.

Plenty of legroom onboard in Coach and the seats are very comfortable. Each seat reclines and has a footrest that flips up and there is another footrest that folds down in front of you.

Loved the ride, great service and so easy to get to Syracuse. I could see using Amtrak again to visit my folks!
Written 31 July 2020
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Terri H
5 contributions
Trip to New York City
Sep. 2019
Best way to get to the city from upstate . Can travel freighter Albany or. Utica .
Only problem no late train fr nyv
C to Utica
Written 12 February 2020
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familyhunter77
ny47 contributions
Comfortable ride
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Took a trip to penn station. Train was fully booked but plenty of room to store a suitcase and a comfortable ride. If traveling from west to east best side is the right to get nice views.
Written 8 February 2020
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jpd318453
Wynantskill, NY4 contributions
NYC Weekend
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We took the Empire (1st time in a train in over 40+ years for me) and had an enjoyable relaxing ride from Albany to NYC and back. Everything was clean and quiet and on time. I've always driven in the past, but now its nice to know I have options.
Will definitely use Amtrak again!
Written 24 November 2019
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Michael K
Sharon Springs22 contributions
So uncomfortable
Oct. 2019
Well it seems that AMTRAK thought but upgrading it seats in the Albany run it would be better...hardly. These are the most uncomfortable cheap seats as if taken out of a 1970s cars. Oversized no armrests between the seats.

I travel alot by train around the world and AMTRAK continues to be at the bottom of the list in terms of comfort service and price.
Written 4 October 2019
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Lavila T
Broken Arrow, OK6 contributions
Amtrak Station Albany
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Very nice Amtrak station. Snacks are available for train ride. Able to pickup and drop off right at station with Enterprise.
Written 29 September 2019
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Vasudeva d
3 contributions
Empire service
Sep. 2019 • Solo
I have taken this train a couple of times from NYC to Hudson. The train ride is supposed to be only a couple of hours but every time I am running into 30 min delays. It's quite annoying.
Written 21 September 2019
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