Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Florence’

Southeast Service Back to Normal

September 26, 2018

Amtrak on Wednesday restored the last service that had been suspended in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

The last trains to resume were the New York-Miami Silver Star, which had been operating only between Miami and Jacksonville, Florida.

Amtrak Restoring Service After Florence

September 18, 2018

Amtrak began returning to normal on Tuesday with the restoration of Northeast Regional service to the Virginia Tidewater.

That service as well as other trains serving the Southeast had been canceled last week as Hurricane Florence approached last week.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said it would continue to operate a reduced schedule through Saturday.

It has canceled the Auto Train and Silver Meteor. The Silver Star will operate on a modified schedule between Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, through Sept. 22.

Also operating on a modified schedule will be the Palmetto between New York and Washington through Sept. 22.

The Carolinian will operate starting Wednesday between Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Florence Prompts Amtrak to Cancel Service

September 11, 2018

The approach of Hurricane Florence has prompted Amtrak to announce a host of cancellations.

Most Amtrak service in the southeastern United States will not operate between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16. Some cancellations will take effect on Sept. 13.

Trains that will not operate between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16 include the Auto Train, Silver Meteor and Crescent.

Trains cancelled starting on Sept. 12 include the Carolinian and Piedmonts.

Between Sept. 12 and 16 the Silver Star will operate only between Jacksonville, Florida, and Miami, while the Palmetto will operate only between New York and Washington.

Between Sept. 13 and 16 the Cardinal will operate only between Chicago and Indianapolis; Northeast Regional train 94 will operate between Richmond (Staples Mill station) and Boston; while other Northeast Regional trains will not operate south of Washington.

On Sept. 17 and 18 some Northeast Regional trains will operate only between Washington and points north.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said it is waiving service charges for passengers seeking to modify their reservations but should contact Amtrak’s reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL.