Service reductions on Saturday, no service on Sunday
WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)—August 26, 2011. As Hurricane Irene continues to advance, Amtrak is canceling more East Coast trains with service reductions beginning on Saturday, Aug. 27 and no trains operating in the Northeast on Sunday, Aug. 28.
The cancellations include service for the Northeast Corridor (Washington – Boston), the Keystone Corridor (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.), the Springfield Line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.), the Empire Service (New York – Albany), the Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt. – Washington), the Piedmont Service (Raleigh – Charlotte), the Northeast Regional services in Virginia and several long-distance trains.
Amtrak is preparing for service recovery following the hurricane by deploying crews, equipment and materials to strategic locations to quickly assess damages, clear debris and make necessary repairs to trains, tracks, and other infrastructure. The Amtrak Police Department is working with FEMA and adding officers to support operational needs.
Amtrak will continue to monitor the hurricane as it progresses and issue service updates as necessary. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.
In addition, passengers who have paid for travel on canceled trains can contact Amtrak to receive refunds without fee or penalty or can rebook for future travel. If tickets have not yet printed, the refund/rebook can be done on Amtrak.com or the new and free Amtrak iPhone app.