Amtrak begins to cancel some service in advance of Hurricane Sandy
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/ABC&) - Amtrak says it is canceling service across the northeastern U.S. on Monday as Hurricane Sandy threatens to create a wet, windy mess in the region.
Amtrak said in a news release Sunday that it was canceling all service north of New York at 7 p.m. Nearly all service across the Eastern Seaboard will be canceled starting Monday.
Amtrak says it has not yet determined when train services will resume.
Alternate transportation is not available. Some trains will continue to run in Florida and the Carolinas. The news release says customers can receive a refund or voucher for future travel.
Amtrak notices: http://www.amtrak.com/service-alerts-and-notices
UPDATE: The Maryland Transit Administration has canceled all MARC Train Service on Monday October 29.
And Amtrak issued this statement at 2:30 p.m. Sunday:
Amtrak Northeast Corridor Services Canceled on Monday, October 29
All Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone and Shuttle services are canceled for trains originating on that date.
Also Empire Service, Adirondack, Vermonter, Ethan Allen and Pennsylvanian train services suspended, along with overnight services to and from the East Coast.
Amtrak issued the following statement at 6:30 p.m. Saturday:
As Hurricane Sandy continues to progress, Amtrak is canceling some service for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Passengers are encouraged to travel on earlier available trains on Sunday. Additional cancelations might be necessary in the coming days as this major storm moves north.
While Amtrak will be contacting passengers who have provided information in their reservations, customers are encouraged to monitor Amtrak.com/alerts and those Northeast Corridor passengers on Acela Express, Northeast Regional or Keystone Service trains can follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter to be notified when updates are posted on Amtrak.com. Amtrak will also be providing updates on the Facebook.com/Amtrak and Twitter.com/Amtrak pages.
The following cancelations have been made:
Origination dates of Sunday, Oct. 28
Canceled between Richmond and Newport News, Va.: Northeast Regional Train 99
Canceled between Chicago and Washington D.C.: Capitol Limited Train 30
Canceled between Miami and New York: Silver Star Train 92
Canceled between Washington D.C. and New York: Silver Meteor Train 98 and Crescent Train 20
Origination dates of Monday, Oct. 29
Canceled between Washington D.C. and Chicago: Capitol Limited Train 29
Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the Amtrak.com home page.