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The Hudson Subdivision is a railroad line owned by CSX Transportation and leased by Amtrak
Amtrak
in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of New York.[1] The line runs from Hyde Park north along the east shore of the Hudson River
Hudson River
to Rensselaer and northwest to Scotia via Albany and Schenectady[2] along a former New York Central Railroad
Railroad
line. From its south end, CSX has trackage rights south to New York City
New York City
along the Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line. The Hudson Subdivision junctions the Schodack Subdivision in Stuyvesant, Amtrak's Post Road Branch in Rensselaer, and the Carman Subdivision in Schenectady. Its northwest end is at a merge with the Selkirk Subdivision.[3][4] Amtrak's Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf operate over the entire Hudson Subdivision; the Adirondack and Ethan Allen Express use the line southeast of the Delaware and Hudson Railway junction in Schenectady. The trackage west of that junction is owned by Amtrak
Amtrak
and used by CSX via trackage rights. The entirety of the line overlaps with the Empire Corridor, one of Amtrak
Amtrak
and the Federal Railroad
Railroad
Administration's candidate lines for future high-speed rail. History[edit] The Mohawk and Hudson Railroad
Railroad
opened a line from Albany to Schenectady in 1831.[5] The Utica and Schenectady Railroad
Railroad
opened from Schenectady west to Utica in 1836, including the present Hudson Subdivision west of Schenectady.[6] On the east side of the Hudson River, the Hudson River
Hudson River
Railroad
Railroad
opened from New York City
New York City
north to Rensselaer in 1851.[7] The original Hudson River
Hudson River
crossing was the Hudson River
Hudson River
Bridge, but the Livingston Avenue Bridge, the current crossing, opened in 1902.[8] The entire line became part of the New York Central, later Penn Central, and finally Conrail, through leases, mergers, and takeovers. The line was then assigned to CSX in the 1999 breakup of Conrail. In October 2011, CSX and Amtrak
Amtrak
reached an agreement for Amtrak
Amtrak
to lease the line between Poughkeepsie and Schenectady, with Amtrak assuming maintenance and capital responsibilities. CSX will retain freight rights over the line, which hosts only five freights a day. Amtrak
Amtrak
will use federal funds to double track the line between Rennselaer and Schenectady, and add an additional station track at the Albany-Rennsalaer station. Amtrak
Amtrak
sees the lease as key to improving Empire Service speeds and frequencies.[9] Amtrak
Amtrak
officially assumed control on December 1, 2012, with trains in the section now dispatched by the Amtrak
Amtrak
Control and Command Center in New York City.[1] See also[edit]

List of CSX Transportation
CSX Transportation
lines

References[edit]

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^ a b "Governor Cuomo Announces Hudson Rail Lease - Amtrak/CSX Deal Will Improve Passenger Service, Move Projects Forward" (PDF) (Press release). Albany, New York: Amtrak. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-12-05.  ^ CSX Timetables: Hudson Subdivision ^ http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/HN-Hudson_Sub ^ http://www.multimodalways.org/docs/railroads/companies/CSX/CSX%20ETTs/CSX%20Albany%20Div%20ETT%20%234%2011-1-2004.pdf ^ "PRR Chronology, 1831" (PDF).  (70.4 KiB), June 2004 Edition ^ "PRR Chronology, 1836" (PDF).  (93.3 KiB), June 2004 Edition ^ "PRR Chronology, 1851" (PDF).  (67.7 KiB), March 2005 Edition ^ "6) Livingston Avenue Bridge
Livingston Avenue Bridge
Rehabilitation". Capital District Transportation Committee. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-06-11.  ^ Eric Anderson (October 18, 2011). " Amtrak
Amtrak
leasing track corridor". Times-Union. Retrieved October 25,

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