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Widespread service cuts for Amtrak

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8:10 a.m. Update: Amtrak has canceled much more service in the Washington region since our original post. The latest:

Acela Express

  • Trains 2103, 2107, 2151, 2155, 2117, 2121, 2165, 2167, 2119, 2171, 2173, 2193,
  • 2190, 2150, 2100, 2154, 2104, 2160, 2110, 2166, 2170, 2122, 2124 and 2126 are canceled.
  • Trains 2153, 2168 and 2172 are canceled Boston to New York, but will operate New York to Washington.

Northeast Regionals
  • Trains 151, 181, 125, 85, 127, 193, 187, 110, 130, 86, 84, 186, 196, 188 are all canceled.
  • Train 173 canceled Boston to New York, but will operate New York to Washington.
  • Trains 67, 95, 93, 67, 94 and 66 are all canceled south of Washington.
Keystone Service
  • Trains 605, 609, 647, 651, 619, 639, 600, 646, 650, 656 and 622 are canceled.
  • Trains 641, 643 and 645 are canceled New York to Philadelphia.
  • Trains 640, 642 and 644 are canceled Philadelphia to New York.

Other canceled services

  • Capitol Limited: Trains 29 and 30 (Washington, D.C. - Chicago). Auto Train: Trains 52 and 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.). Palmetto: Trains 89 and 90 (New York - Savannah).
Original post: Amtrak is canceling and limiting service on Wednesday due to downed trees and power lines on some tracks.

Acela Express

  • Limited service is available between Washington, New York and Boston.
Northeast Regionals
  • Limited service is available between Washington, New York and Boston.
  • All Northeast Regional service south of Washington to Richmond and Newport News is canceled.
  • Train 176 will operate Lynchburg to Washington and onto Boston and train 171 will operate through to Lynchburg.
Canceled
  • Capitol Limited: Trains 29 and 30 (Washington, D.C. - Chicago)
  • Auto Train: Trains 52 and 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.)
  • Palmetto: Trains 89 and 90 (New York - Savannah).

Visit Amtrak's Web site for more information.

By Michael Bolden  |  February 10, 2010; 8:20 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Weather  | Tags: Amtrak  
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Comments

I have been stranded in DC since last Friday, and am absolutely stunned at Amtrak's response to these storms. While they can't control the weather, they can control the information that they provide to their passengers; in fact they have a responsibility to keep us informed. Yet almost a week has passed, and when I called them today to find out even an estimate as to when the 51 will get to DC so that I can get back to OH, the supervisor (Lisa, who repeatedly refused to give me her last name) told me that the call center "does not get involved in operations". So apparently small matters like when trains will be running again, and when I can get out of a hotel and back home to my family, fall into the purview of "operations" which the customer service staff can't be bothered with. This mentality shows utter contempt for passengers like myself who have been stranded for almost a week. Suffice to say I will be booking a flight home, and will *never* travel with Amtrak again.

Posted by: rosemku | February 11, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

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