ALBANY, N.Y. – Amtrack service has been restored to Albany after a train derailment in the Bronx killed four and injured over 60 others on Sunday.
Amtrak services in the Capital Region were essentially shut down for hours after the train derailment because the trains run along the same rail line. Trains were back up and running again though Sunday afternoon, but officials say to expect delays Monday as trains will be moving through the affected area at reduced speeds.
There were some delays early
Monday morning, but Amtrak says it's not due to the train derailment.
And although Sunday's delays did affect plans for passengers, many say that's not stopping them from getting on the train.
The first passenger train out of Albany Monday morning was headed for New York City. Zachary Hart, 18, was at the station Sunday as trains came to a halt.
"I got up at three today. It's going to be a long day, but I just need to get to the city," he said.
It was a similar situation for a 22-year-old East Greenbush resident. He said he didn't want to deal with waiting for a train Sunday, so got a refund and bought a new ticket for Monday.
"Everyone was so miserable. You didn't want to talk to anyone. The best thing for me was to just go home and I live so close, I luckily was able to switch trains," he said.
He had to call out of work because of the set back, but was able to catch the 10:15 train back to the Big Apple Monday morning.