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Amtrak alters NY schedule after freight derailment

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Amtrak is making changes to its upstate New York schedule after a freight train derailment blocked tracks west of Albany.

Amtrak has canceled trains 280 and 283 between Albany and Niagara Falls with no alternate transportation. The Lake Shore Limited, between Chicago and New York City, will operate with alternate bus transportation provided between Albany and Buffalo.

Empire Service between New York Penn Station and Albany will operate on a normal schedule.

There is no estimate for track restoration in the area 35 miles west of Albany where two freight trains sideswiped each other Thursday morning, causing 30 cars to derail.

Amtrak says passengers who don't want to travel due to the service disruption can receive a refund or voucher for future travel.

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