The Albany Rensselaer
The Albany-Rensselaer Rail
Station is located a mile and a half away
from downtown Albany
across the Hudson. It is a long distance
rail terminal in 525 East Street,
Rensselaer, New York.
The station is being served by the
northeastern Amtrak routes, which are
outside of the Northeast Corridor. One of
them is the Lake Shore Limited, whose New
York and Boston branches converge
at the Rensselaer Station.
The Rensselaer Station was designed by
Stracher Roth Gilmore, and was completed in
September 2002. Ryan-Biggs provided
structural engineering while Erdman Anthony
facilities engineering. The station is
being operated by the Capital District
Inside the station is a Coffee Beanery café
where commuters can rest and grab a bite, a
news stand and a post office. The current
intermodal station replaced the nearby 1968
terminal, which Amtrak
now uses as office space. Prior to 1968,
trains stopped at the Union Station located
on Broadway, which is now the headquarters
of the Bank of America.
The current station was originally planned
on four tracks, but, due to budget
number was reduced to three. However, in
January 2007, the construction of a fourth
freight trains was announced.