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      Hurricane Irene: Amtrak cancels train service

      Amtrak is canceling train service for Friday, Saturday and Sunday south of Washington in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

      Amtrak stated that more cancellations may be necessary.

      The following cancellations are scheduled for Amtrak for Friday, Aug. 26, Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28.

      Auto Train Trains 52 and 53 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) Silver Star Trains 91 and 92 (New York -Tampa - Miami), canceled New York to Jacksonville; train will operate between Jacksonville and Miami Silver Meteor Trains 97 and 98 (New York - Miami) Palmetto Train 89 (New York - Savannah) The following cancellations have been made for origination dates of Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28: Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 (New York - Cary, N.C.) Palmetto Train 90 (New York - Savannah)

      Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.