Cuomo unveils new Schenectady train station design

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As the old Schenectady Amtrak station came crumbling down Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped in the city to tout the $23 million structure that will replace it.

Joined by state and local officials, Cuomo highlighted recent positive developments in Schenectady, saying a new train station is part of that. The station has been due for an overhaul for several years, and the new structure is expected to be completed by November 2018.

“You see how one piece complements the other piece,” Cuomo said of development in the city. “Rivers (Casino) is going to complement Mohawk Harbor, which is going to bring more people into town, so we’re going to have a new train station.”

As Cuomo spoke, crews began tearing down the old station. The demolition is expected to be completed Wednesday. It’s unclear when construction of the new building will start, but the state will solicit bids for a…

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