ConnDOT: AMTRAK Service Update
2013

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
 
FOR RELEASE: September 25, 2013
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot 

AMTRAK Service Update
 


UPDATE: Amtrak to Operate Limited Service New York Boston on Thursday Due to Ongoing Power Problem on Metro-North Territory

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
5:30 pm ET

Due to the ongoing commerical power problem in the New York area affecting Metro-North Railroad territory, Amtrak Acela Express service will not operate on Thursday, Sept. 26, between New York and Boston.  However, Amtrak Northeast Regional service will operate under diesel power through the affected area.

 

Additional cars are being added to Northeast Regional trains to add capacity to accommodate Acela Express passengers traveling between New York and Boston.  Passengers should expect delays of up to one hour due to the diesel operation.

 

Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains will operate normally between New York and Washington, D.C.

 

Amtrak is coordinating with Metro-North Railroad and local authorities, and will resume normal operations as quickly and safely as possible when advised that power is restored.

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.

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