Northeast blizzard impacts Amtrak service

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is adjusting its schedule beginning Friday ahead of the big storm due to impact the Northeast region.

A large amount of snow and high winds are forecast for the Northeast, and Amtrak will reduce its Acela Express and Northeast Regional service routs between New York and Boston.

Amtrak will suspend southbound service out of Boston South Station after the 1:40 p.m. Northeast Regional train and the 1:15 p.m. Acela Express train depart the station.

Northbound service out of New York’s Penn Station will be suspended after the 12:30 p.m. Northeast Regional train and 1:03 p.m. Acela Express train depart.

In addition:

  • Springfield Shuttle service (Springfield, MA – New Haven, CT) will be suspended following the departure of train # 493 at 10:30am from Springfield.
  • Vermonter service is also canceled in each direction between Springfield, MA & St. Albans, VT.
  • Downeaster service is suspended following the southbound departure of train # 682 from Brunswick, ME at 7:05am. The last northbound departure from Boston North Station will be train # 683, scheduled to depart at 1:00pm.
  • Train # 448 (connecting service between Albany & Boston to the Lakeshore Limited) is canceled.

The Northeast Corridor service south of New York as well as the Empire and Keystone services are not affected.

The decision about Saturday service will be made Friday.

Passengers can call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak Service Alerts

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