Posts Tagged ‘winter storms’

Service Modifications Continue Today

February 3, 2021

Due to the effects of a winter storm, Amtrak extended service modifications for a third day into Feb. 3.

In a service advisory Amtrak said that the modifications affected Acela service between Boston and Washington; Northeast Regional Service between Boston and Virginia via Washington; and Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, via Philadelphia.

The advisory said passengers affected by the service disruptions were being accommodated on other trains with similar departure times or operating on another day.

Amtrak will waive additional charges for passengers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule.

Storm Continues to Disrupt Amtrak in the East

February 2, 2021

Amtrak said Monday afternoon that it will continue to suspend some services while modifying others in the East due to a severe winter storm.

Service between New York and Boston, and between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, New York, was suspended at 3 p.m. Monday due to the closure of Metro-North railroad tracks used by Amtrak.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said modified schedules will operate on Tuesday for Acela service between Boston and Washington, Northeast Regional service between Boston and Virginia via New York and Washington, Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, via Philadelphia, and Empire Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer.

Passengers were advised to contact 800-USA-RAILto determine if their train has been affected.

The latest train operation information is also available at Amtrak.com; via the Amtrak app; or by receiving email or text messages about specific trains, a service available at Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts

Information is also posted on Twitter at @AmtrakNEC and @AmtrakAlerts.

Storms Disrupt Amtrak on East, West Coasts

February 1, 2021

A winter storm on Sunday prompted Amtrak to cancel several services in the East.

Among them was the New York-Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian. Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, via Philadelphia operated on a limited schedule.

Also operating on limited or modified schedules was Northeast Regional Service between Boston and Virginia, and Empire Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, New York.

All Acela service between Boston and Washington was canceled.

In a related development, storms on the West Coast also caused service suspensions and cancellation over the weekend.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said all service between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California, has been suspended until further notice because of storm damage on the Union Pacific line along the Pacific Coast.

Pacific Surfliners that normally serve San Luis Obispo originated and terminated in Santa Barbara Sunday and Monday.

Alternative bus service was provided to San Luis Obispo.

Also affected was the Coast Starlight. In a Twitter message, Amtrak said the Starlight would be originating and terminating on Monday in Oakland, California.

Some Amtrak Service Still Suspended

December 18, 2020

Although most Amtrak service in the Northeast Corridor is back operating today, the passenger carrier said some service remain suspended or are operating on modified schedules.

Cancelled service for today (Dec. 18) includes Northeast Regional No. 181 between Washington and Boston; and Empire Service trains  234, 280, 238, 233, 291 and 239 between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, New York.

Running on a modified schedule is Northeast Regional 67, which will operate from Newport News, Virginia, to Washington only.

Amtrak has canceled numerous trains in the Northeast over the past two days due to a winter storm that dumped heavy snow on large swaths of the region.

Winter Storm Prompts Service Cancellations in Northeast

December 16, 2020

A winter storm has prompted Amtrak to announce service cancellations in the Northeast for the period Dec. 16-18.

Canceled on Dec. 16 are Keystone Service trains 605, 607, 609, 643, 645, 649, 651, 655, 600, 642, 646, 648, 650, 654, 656 and 620 between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Also canceled are Northeast Regional 67 between Newport News, Virginia, and Boston; and Empire Service 244 and 241 between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, New York.

Northeast Regional No. 66 will operate only from Newport News to Washington.

On Dec. 17 cancellations include all Acela service; Northeast Regional trains 55, 141, 95, 137, 179,193, 56, 148, 94, 190, 172, 138, 198 and 66; Keystone Service  trains 605, 607, 609, 643, 645, 649, 651, 655, 600, 642, 646, 648, 650, 654, 656 and 620; Empire Service trains 234, 280, 238, 233, 291 and 239; and Springfield Shuttles 494 and 417.

On Dec. 17 Keystone trains 640, 652, 641 and 653 will operate between Philadelphia and Harrisburg only.

On Dec. 18 Northeast Regional 181 is canceled while No. 67 will operate only between Washington and Newport News.

An Amtrak service advisory said no alternative transportation is being provided for the canceled trains.

Service will be restored pending improved conditions and passengers are urged to check their train’s status at Amtrak.com or the Amtrak smartphone app.

Pennsylvanian Canceled Due to Winter Storm

March 3, 2019

With a winter storm bearing down on the East, Amtrak has canceled service today between Pittsburgh and New York and plans to offered a modified schedule in its Keystone Corridor in Pennsylvania.

The modifications will continue into Monday, but Amtrak cautioned that full service restoration will hinge on improved operating conditions.

In a service advisory Amtrak the Pennsylvanian in both directions will be canceled on March 3 and 4 with no alternative service being provided.

On Monday, Keystone Service Trains 605, 609, 647, 651, 639, 642, 646, 656 & 620 will canceled with no alternate transportation being offered.

Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington and points south is expected to operate as scheduled.

Trains Canceled Ahead of Storm

January 18, 2019

Amtrak has canceled several trains in advance of a coming weekend winter storm expected to slam the Midwest and East while modifying the schedules of several other trains.

The modified schedule will be in effect on Saturday and Sunday (Jan 19-20) with service restored pending improved conditions.

Canceled on Saturday and Sunday are all three eastern long-distance trains, the Capitol Limited, Lake Shore Limited and Cardinal.

However, the Cardinal will operate between Chicago and Indianapolis on Saturday.

Other schedule modifications include the following:

Acela Express: Trains 2250, 2254, 2249, 2251, 2253 will operate only between New York and Boston. Train 2290 is canceled.

Northeast Regional: Trains 160,164, 88,161,135,167 will operate only between New York and Boston.

Keystone Service:  Trains 662, 664, 672, 661, 667, 671 are canceled.

Pennsylvanian:  Canceled over its entire route.

Vermonter:  Trains 54 and 57 are canceled between St. Albans, Vermont, and New Haven, Connecticut.

Northeast Corridor service between New York and Washington and points south will continue to operate as scheduled.

In a service advisory, Amtrak advised travelers to check the status of their train at its website on its smart phone app.

Passengers with reservations on trains that are canceled will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day.

Amtrak said it will waive additional charges for passengers seeking to change their reservation.

Winter Storm Leads Amtrak to Shorten Route of Capitol Limited, Cancel Boston LSL Section

March 13, 2017

A severe winter storm that has prompted Amtrak to cancel and reduce service along the Northeast Corridor will also affect some trains operating to the Atlantic Seaboard from outside the region.

The Capitol Limited will not operate on Tuesday (March 14) between Pittsburgh and Washington.

The Lake Shore Limited will not operate between Boston and Albany/Rensselaer, New York.

Amtrak said there will be no Acela Express service between New York and Boston, and there will be modified Acela Express service between New York and Washington.

Northeast Regional service will operate on a modified schedule between Boston and Washington with the routes of some trains shortened and other trains being canceled. This will affect some trains that operate beyond Washington to points in Virginia.

Also operating on modified schedules will be Empire Service, Downeaster Service and Keystone Service trains.