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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Amtrak Service Alert:

Amtrak Suspends Service in Florida

 

Severe weather expected to impact region

 

Sept. 6, 2017

6 p.m. ET

 

Amtrak will temporarily suspend services in Florida due to severe weather impacting the southeast region.

 

The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) are cancelled for Sept. 9 - 11.

 

The Silver Star Train 91 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Jacksonville, Fla. Trains 91 and 97 are cancelled for Sept. 8 - 10.

 

The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is cancelled for Saturday, Sept. 9. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is cancelled on Sept. 10 and 11.

 

No alternate transportation will be provided.

 

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

 

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

 

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

 

To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

 



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:52 PM

Amtrak Service Alert:
 

Amtrak Suspends Service in Florida

Severe weather expected to impact region

 

Sept. 7, 2017

3 p.m. ET

 

Amtrak will temporarily suspend services in Florida due to severe weather impacting the southeast region.

 

The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) are cancelled for Sept. 9 - 11.

 

The Silver Star Train 91 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Jacksonville, Fla. Trains 91 and 97 are cancelled for Sept. 8 - 10.

 

The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is cancelled for Friday, Sept.8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is cancelled on Sept. 9-11.

 

No alternate transportation will be provided.

 

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

 

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

 

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

 

To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Updated again on Friday 9/8/17:

 


 


Update Amtrak Suspends Train Service



Severe weather continues to impact region

 

Sept. 8, 2017

11:15 a.m. ET

 

Amtrak will suspend services in Florida due to severe weather impacting the southeast region.

 

The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) are cancelled for Sept. 9 - 11.

The Silver Star Train 91 (New York City - Miami) and Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) are cancelled for Sept. 8 - 10.

 

The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is cancelled for Friday, Sept.8, and Saturday, Sept. 9. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is cancelled on Sept. 9 - 11.

 

The Palmetto Train 89 (New York City - Savannah, Ga.,) is cancelled from Sept. 9 - 12.

The Palmetto Train 90 (Savannah, Ga., - New York City) is cancelled from 10 -13.

 

No alternate transportation will be provided.

 

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

 

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

 

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

 

To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

From NARP

 

 

Ahead of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida this weekend, Amtrak has added coaches to northbound service due to the number of people seeking to evacuate the area. Amtrak has also begun canceling trains entirely or along portions of their routes ahead of the storm. As it stands now, several lines that will head north are sold out. The final northbound Auto Train is set to leave Sanford, on Saturday, but this departure, along with departures for today are also sold out. Friday’s northbound Silver Meteor and Silver Star are also sold out and have been rescheduled to leave at 9:15 a.m. Amtrak officials are still waiting to decide whether it will be possible to run trains out of Miami on Saturday.

Whether Amtrak trains will run Saturday out of Miami also depends upon what Tri-Rail plans to do, since Amtrak trains use Tri-Rail tracks south of West Palm Beach. That decision was still pending as of Wednesday evening. A spokeswoman tells Trains News Wire that if sustained winds above 35 mph are expected, the operator considers taking steps to secure the corridor. This can mean tying crossing gates up, taking them down, or a combination of both.

“Our thoughts are with those who are in the path of Hurricane Irma,” said NARP President Jim Mathews. “We hope that everyone either evacuates the area or finds a secure place to shelter and stay safe as the storm passes.”

Additional details on the service Amtrak has temporarily suspended in Florida are below:

  • The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) are cancelled for Sept. 9 - 11.

  • The Silver Star Train 91 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 7. The Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) will operate from New York City to Jacksonville, Fla. Trains 91 and 97 are cancelled for Sept. 8 - 10.

  • The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is cancelled for Saturday, Sept. 9. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is cancelled on Sept. 10 and 11.

 



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:41 PM


 

 


Update: Temporary Service Suspension in the Southeast



Severe weather continues to impact region

 

 

Sept. 10, 2017
7:30 p.m. ET
Due to the severe weather impacting the Southeast region, Amtrak has made the following service adjustments:
The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) are canceled Sept. 10 - 13.
The Silver Star Train 91 and Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) are canceled Sept. 10 - 12.
The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is canceled Sept. 10 - 12. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is canceled Sept. 10 - 13.
The Palmetto Train 89 (New York City - Savannah, Ga.) is canceled Sept. 10 - 12.  The Palmetto Train 90 (Savannah, Ga. - New York City) is canceled Sept. 10 -13.
The Crescent Train 19 (New York City – New Orleans) and Train 20 (New Orleans – New York City) are canceled Sept. 11.
No alternate transportation will be provided.
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.
Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.
Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.
To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

Amtrak Service Alert:

 

Update: Temporary Service Suspension in the Southeast  

Severe weather continues to impact region
Sept. 11, 2017
5:30 p.m. ET
Due to severe weather impacting the Southeast region, Amtrak has made the following service adjustments: 
The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) and Silver Star Train 91 and Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) are canceled Sept. 11 - 13.
The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) and Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) are canceled Sept. 11 - 13.
The Palmetto Train 89 (New York City - Savannah, Ga.) and Train 90 (Savannah, Ga. - New York City) are canceled Sept. 11 -13.
No alternate transportation will be provided.
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.
Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.
Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.
To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:02 PM

Amtrak service alert:
 

Update: Temporary Service Suspension in the Southeast

 

Severe weather continues to impact region

 

Sept. 12, 2017

5:30 p.m. ET

 

Due to severe weather in the Southeast region, Amtrak has made the following service adjustments:

 

The Silver Star Train 92 and Silver Meteor Train 98 (Miami - New York City) and Silver Star Train 91 and Silver Meteor Train 97 (New York City - Miami) are canceled Sept. 12 - 14.

 

The Auto Train 53 (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.) is canceled Sept. 12 - 14. The Auto Train 52 (Sanford, Fla. - Lorton, Va.) is canceled Sept. 12 - 15.

 

The Palmetto Train 90 (Savannah, Ga. - New York City) is canceled Sept. 12 -14. The Palmetto Train 89 (New York City - Savannah, Ga.) is canceled Sept. 12 -13.

 

No alternate transportation will be provided.

 

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

 

 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

Did they cancel the Palmetto's (89 & 90) in their entirety, or are they still running between New York and Washington?    The Palmetto 2 years ago became a regular corridor train in its timeslot, so I don't think it would do much good to cancel it within the NEC.   However these announcements give the impression that the entire train is cancelled.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:58 AM

Did they cancel the Palmetto's (89 & 90) in their entirety, or are they still running between New York and Washington?    The Palmetto 2 years ago became a regular corridor train in its timeslot, so I don't think it would do much good to cancel it within the NEC.   However these announcements give the impression that the entire train is cancelled.

 

ASMAD shows WAS station stop cancelled for 89 beginning Saturday, 9/9; for 90 beginning on Sunday, 9/10.

 

The "corridor" traffic volume on these trains carry may not justify the operating cost of a truncated train. 

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:48 PM

As of 6:30pm 9/13/17 from Amtrak:

 

 

 

Amtrak Begins Atlantic Coast Service Restoration

Sept. 13, 2017

6:30 p.m. ET

The southbound Palmetto, Train 89, will resume service on Thursday, Sept. 14, for its full route from New York City to Savannah, Ga., following a temporary service suspension due to severe weather in the area. On Friday, Sept. 15, the northbound Palmetto, Train 90, will complete the service restoration on that route, including related Amtrak Thruway Bus Connections. 

Also on Friday, Sept. 15, Amtrak will provide modified service by the Silver Star, Trains 91 & 92 between New York City and Jacksonville, Fla., only, with an added stop at Jesup, Ga.. No alternate transportation is available along the normal route of the Silver Star, which ordinarily services Miami via Orlando and Tampa.

Amtrak thanks CSX for its work to reopen the Savannah and Jacksonville routes, including stops in the Carolinas, following the landfall of Hurricane Irma. 

The Silver Meteor, Trains 97 & 98, between Miami and New York City, and the Auto Train, Trains 52 & 53, between Sanford, Fla, and Lorton, Va., remain cancelled.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/delayalerts.

Passengers with travel plans also can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.

To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

 

 

Silver Meteor and Auto Train service still suspended.  :(






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