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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Cold disrupts Amtrak service

By Washington Post Editors

3:20 p.m. Update: Empire service will resume Tuesday morning, Amtrak said.

12:55 p.m. Update: Amtrak says the Empire service between New York and Albany is suspended for the rest of Monday.

Original post: Plunging temperatures prompted Amtrak to suspend service between New York City and Albany, according to a spokesman.

The extreme cold was affecting signals and switches. Amtrak hopes to resume service later Monday.

"The sub-zero temperatures have caused some signals, switches and equipment to freeze, and as a precautionary measure, Amtrak has temporarily suspended service between New York City and Albany," the passenger rail agency said in a statement.

Some passengers were being transported via buses.

The spokesman said service between Washington and Boston was operating normally.

By Washington Post Editors  | January 24, 2011; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  Amtrak  
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