Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:44 PM
brooklynite (19,997 posts)
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 some overnight services.
October 28, 2012
2:30 p.m. ET
The predicted landfall of Hurricane Sandy, with associated high winds and heavy rains in the mid-Atlantic region, combined with emergency declarations in several states, has led Amtrak to cancel Northeast Corridor service north of New York starting at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, and to cancel nearly all service on the eastern seaboard 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 are suspended, along with the overnight Auto Train, Capitol Limited, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto and Silver Meteor trains.
Exceptions: The Maple Leaf (Trains 63 & 64), will operate only between Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Albany-Rensselaer, N.Y., rather than originating and terminating at New York City; the Carolinian (Trains 79 & 80), will operate only between Charlotte and Raleigh rather than originating and terminating in New York City; the Silver Star (Trains 91 & 92) will operate only between Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami, Fla., rather than originating and terminating in New York City. Piedmont service (Trains 73-76) within North Carolina will operate normally.
Amtrak Thruway Bus Services associated with these canceled trains are also suspended. Alternate transportation for canceled services is not available.
Dates for service restorations are pending. Amtrak will update this statement by 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, October 29, or as needed.
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.
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 tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
To be notified of major service disruptions resulting in delays of 60 minutes or more to multiple trains on the Northeast Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.
Read more: http://www.amtrak.com/service-alerts-and-notices
Ditto all Delta, US Airways and JetBlue flights out of all NYC airports
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Amtrak Northeast Corridor Services Canceled on Monday, October 29 (Original post)
Response to brooklynite (Original post)
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:46 PM
Panasonic (2,921 posts)
1. My nephew's bar mitzvah is next weekend
and my parents are flying to Israel via Toronto - they leave tomorrow. Sister is flying from Chicago to London to Tel Aviv - leaves Tuesday.
My first cousins may be affected as they are flying Tuesday to Philadelphia to Tel Aviv.
BIL's entire family is based in New York, and last I heard they're having difficulties trying to rebook tickets.