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Take The Train To The New York State Fair

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The NYS Fair begins today and you can take the train if you’d like. Amtrak will continue it’s tradition of getting you there.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Amtrak will continue its tradition of providing train service to the New York State Fair, with 5 trains dropping passengers off daily. Amtrak and CSX Corporation reached an agreement Monday to continue the service.

The Governor helped with negotiations of providing train service to the Fair, which were particularly difficult this year because CSX freight traffic has increased on the Empire Corridor west, already its busiest corridor in the nation.

Because Amtrak passenger trains travel on CSX tracks, it makes adding an additional stop for Amtrak trains a dispatching challenge. Amtrak wanted to assure that its passenger trains would not be unduly delayed by the addition of the Fair stop.

The Fair, which is themed “Summer’s Best in Show,” has a train stop on the fairgrounds at Gate 11, just outside the Horticulture building entrance. The Fair runs through Monday, September 1st.

The following trains will be serving the New York State Fair:

Daily Service

Train 284 Empire Service Eastbound 9:32 a.m.
Train 63 Maple Leaf Westbound 12:50 p.m.
Train 64 Maple Leaf Eastbound 3:15 p.m
Train 281 Empire Service Westbound 3:52 p.m
Train 283 Empire Service Westbound 6:59 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Sept. 1, only

Train 288 Empire Service Eastbound 5:44 p.m.

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