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Thu Dec 30, 2021, 07:06 PM Dec 2021

Amtrak cancels trains because of weather, coronavirus cases among workers

Source: Washington Post

Amtrak said Thursday that it will reduce its schedule between New Year’s Eve and Jan. 6 as it battles bad weather in some parts of the country and a surge in coronavirus cases among its employees.

About two dozen trains on both its Northeast Corridor and long-distance routes will be affected.

“Amtrak regrets any inconvenience,” the railroad said in a statement. “We are continuing to monitor changing conditions and will make any further adjustments as required.”

Amtrak says 97 percent of its workforce is vaccinated against the coronavirus, but it has seen an increase in positive cases in line with the surge around the country. The railroad had said this week the surge wasn’t leading to cancellations.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/12/30/amtrak-trains-canceled-weather-omicron/
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