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Posted at 5:52 PM ET, 09/ 1/2010

Earl prompts Amtrak cancellations

By Washington Post editors

Amtrak is canceling some Virginia passenger train routes because of Hurricane Earl, officials said.

Amtrak says the cancellations involve routes between the Tidewater area and Newport News. The changes announced Wednesday run Thursday through Saturday.

On Thursday, Amtrak says trains 67 and 66 will end in Richmond instead of Newport News and Train 95 will end at Washington, D.C. instead of Newport News.

On Friday, Train 66 will start from Richmond instead of Newport News, while Train 94 will originate in Washington, instead of Newport News. Trains 95 and 83 will end their routes in Washington instead of Newport News and Train 78 is canceled.

Saturday, Amtrak says Train 194 will start in Richmond instead of Newport News and Train 82 will originate in Washington instead of Newport News.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 1, 2010; 5:52 PM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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