ROME, N.Y. — Amtrak service to the Rome, N.Y., station has been temporarily suspended after a portion of the station ceiling collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, the Rome Sentinel reports.
Only one person was in the station when the ceiling fell in about 3:15 p.m., the newspaper reports, and was not injured. The station has been closed for inspection. Amtrak officials told the paper that service to the station has been suspended through at least July 10, and are suggesting passengers use the Utica, N.Y., station, 14 miles away.
The Rome station was built between 1912 and 1914 for the New York Central, according to Amtrak’s Great American Stations website, and since 1988 has belonged to the city of Rome. The building underwent renovation between 2002 and 2004. It is served by the Maple Leaf and two Empire Service round trips per day.