Amtrak : Why a stop in Schuyler?

Some Amtrak passengers were a little upset when they finally got to Utica Thursday night, after their train made a sudden and rather lengthy stop along the tracks in Schuyler, just a couple of miles from their stop at Utica's Union Station.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 11:48 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2018 9:26 AM

Utica, N.Y. - Some Amtrak passengers were a little upset when they finally got to Utica Thursday night, after their train made a sudden and rather lengthy stop along the tracks in Schuyler, just a couple of miles from their stop at Utica's Union Station.

We do have a call in to Amtrak and have been told someone would call us back, but so far we have not received a return call.

We caught up with some of the passengers aboard that train when they finally did get off the train at Union Station in Utica around 8:00 Thursday night, some were upset for getting in so late and not being told exactly why they sat on the tracks for more than two hours.

One passenger said they were told that the train had to be inspected, but wasn't told why.

Passengers say some state troopers were onhand looking into the issue at the stop on the tracks in Schuyler.

We have also heard that the conductor may have thought he had hit something on the tracks and that may be why police were called.

As soon as we learn more, we will pass it along.

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