The Amtrak train from Montreal to New York City is one of the most scenic on the continent, but it may become a thing of the past. Photograph by: Handout photo, Amtrak
From The Montreal Gazette:
New York-Montreal ride brings tourists.
A New York train-passengers group fears it might be the end of the line for Amtrak's Manhattan-Montreal train, one of the most scenic rail trips in the world and a key source of tourists for Montreal.
Since its launch in August 1974, the Albany-Montreal portion of the route has been subsidized by New York State, with current annual funding at about $5 million U.S.
But New York wants to cut that subsidy and there's only enough money to keep the train running until Sept. 30, said Bruce Becker, the Buffalo, N.Y.-based president of the Empire State Passengers Association.
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