Full Capitol Ltd. Service to be Restored Today

Amtrak’s Capitol Limited will be restored to operation today over the full length of its route.

The passenger railroad also announced that other long-distance services as well as all Northeast Corridor services that were canceled or truncated after winter storm Jonas dumped one to two feet of snow on the Atlantic seaboard will be reinstated today.

Amtrak Capitol LimitedSince last weekend the Chicago-Washington Capitol Limited had been operating only between Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Trains operating to the Southeastern United States had been canceled south of Washington or operated only between intermediate city pairs in regions less affected by the storm.

Freight railroads continue to move to get their service back up to speed.

Norfolk Southern and CSX have resumed moving freight in the Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian regions, but movements in the Northeast remain limited.

NS issued a customer advisory that said service in the Northeast corridor, particularly  between Wilmington and Baltimore, remains limited.

The railroad has reduced traffic into the Conrail shared assets territory in New Jersey until the recovery efforts have been completed.

The service advisory also said that service in some regions of Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania is still recovering and customers can expect delays of 24 to 72 hours to traffic moving through these areas.

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