Update 4/29/2019 – The New York Department of Transportation has reached out to Germantown Supervisor Robert Beaury to schedule public meetings on a revised Amtrak plan to install gates and fences. Very little else is known, but we will keep you informed as we find out more.

Brief Summary (3/2018 through 1/2019)

In early March of 2018 it was revealed that Amtrak was planning fences and gates along the tracks in Dutchess and Columbia counties (New York State) in order to restrict access to the Hudson River shoreline. During the spring summer and fall of 2018 local opposition mounted, and on Jan 18, 2019, Amtrak announced that the plan was being withdrawn.

Amtrak has stated that the plan is being revised and that they will continue to work with the affected communities.

All of the key documents can be found on this site, using the menus and sidebar links, together with a detailed narrative of the events starting in March of 2018.