Posts Tagged ‘Rome New York’

More Station Waiting Rooms Closed

April 13, 2020

Additional Amtrak stations have seen their waiting rooms closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waiting rooms in Rome and Utica in New York State will be open only for passengers who are wearing masks.

Passengers not wearing masks will be directed to wait for their train outside.

Police officers will reportedly be present at those stations to enforce the policy.

The waiting room of the station in Lincoln, Illinois, has closed to all passengers and visitors.

Trains will continue to stop and passengers and visitors will continue to have access to boarding platforms.

Lincoln is served by Chicago-St. Louis Lincoln Service trains and the Chicago-San Antonio Texas Eagle.

Rome Station Elevator Out of Service

January 25, 2020

The elevator at the Amtrak station in Rome, New York, is out of service.

In a service advisory Amtrak did not provide an estimated date as to when it would be repaired and back in operation.

Amtrak said passengers unable to navigate the stairways from the station to the boarding platform should travel to the station in Utica, New York, located 20 minutes east of Rome.

The advisory also suggested that passengers allow extra time to reach the boarding platform.

Rome is served by two pairs of New York-Niagara Falls, New York, Empire Service trains and the New York-Toronto Maple Leaf.

Amtrak Resumes Serving Rome NY

December 23, 2018

After a nearly five-month service suspension, Amtrak has resumed stopping in Rome, New York.

Service to Rome was suspended last July after the collapse of a portion of the ceiling in a tunnel leading to the boarding platform.

Temporary repairs have been made while now allow for Empire Corridor trains and the New York-Toronto Maple Leaf to resume serving Rome.

Permanent repairs are expected to be made in 2019. Rome is a stop for six Amtrak trains.

Rome Station Set to Reopen in December

November 26, 2018

The Amtrak station in Rome, New York, is expected to reopen by Christmas after the city performed temporary repairs.

The station has been closed since July 4 when a portion of the ceiling in the platform access tunnel collapsed.

State funding helped pay for the repairs to the facility, which is owned by the City of Rome.

Those repairs are being described as temporary but will enable the station to operate until a longer-term repair is performed.

Amtrak had been directing Rome passengers to use the station in Utica, New York.

Rome is served by two daily New York to Niagara Falls round-trip Empire Service trains and the New York-Toronto Maple Leaf.

Rome Amtrak Station Closed Temporarily

August 27, 2018

Due to construction, Amtrak has closed its station at Rome, New York. A service advisory did not provide a timeline for when it will reopen.

During the construction, Amtrak said in a service advisory that the public will not have access to the station and trains will not stop there.

Amtrak said passengers should board Empire Service trains at stations in either Utica or Syracuse, New York.

Ceiling Collapse Closes Rome Station

July 6, 2018

A ceiling collapse prompted Amtrak to temporarily suspend service to Rome, New York, this week.

The ceiling fell in about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday but just one person was in the depot at the time and was not injured.

Amtrak closed the station in order to make repairs, which are expected to take until at least July 10.

Passengers are being steered to the Utica, New York station 14 miles away.

New York Central built the Rome station between 1912 and 1914 and it has been owned by the City of Rome since 1988.

The station was renovated between 2002 and 2004. Trains stopping there include the New Y York-Toronto Maple Leaf and two Empire Service round trips.