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Amtrak service cancelled in advance of severe Winter Weather, trains south of DC impacted

Amtrak has suspended service on the northeast corridor to due to the winter storm. (Image: Amtrak via MGN)

Due to a winter storm expected to impact areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Amtrak is cancelling trains and will modify service beginning on Saturday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday, Dec. 11.

For the safety of all customers and Amtrak employees, Amtrak will begin to operate on the following plan for service as follows:

  • The Crescent 20 (New Orleans – New York) is canceled on Saturday, Dec. 8.
  • The Cardinal 50 (Chicago - New York) will operate Chicago to Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 8.
  • The Silver Star 92 (Miami - New York) will operate Miami to Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9.
  • Northeast Regional 145 (New York to Roanoke, Va.) will operate New York to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Dec. 9.

The following trains are canceled for Sunday, Dec. 9:

  • Auto Train 52 & 53 (Lorton, Va. – Sanford, Fla.)
  • Crescent 19 & 20 (New York – New Orleans)
  • Silver Meteor 97 & 98 (Miami – New York)
  • Carolinian 79 & 80 (New York – Charlotte)
  • Piedmont 73/74, 75/76, 77/78 (Raleigh – Charlotte)

The following trains are operating on a modified or cancelled schedule:

  • The Crescent 19 (New York – New Orleans) is canceled on Monday, Dec. 10
  • The Silver Star 91 (New York – Miami) will operate from Jacksonville, Fla., to Miami on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11.
  • Northeast Regional 176 (Roanoke, Va., – New York) will operate Washington, D.C., to New York on Monday, Dec. 10.
  • The Cardinal 51 (New York – Chicago) will operate Indianapolis to Chicago on Monday, Dec. 10

Bus transportation will not be provided for trains that are operating on a modified schedule. Customers who are planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak's website or on the Amtrak smartphone app prior to departure. In addition, allow extra time to get to the station and continue to use caution in stations and on station platforms.

Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day.

Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling our reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL.


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