Wednesday finds Amtrak service continuing to be restored along the East Coast after Hurricane Irene, with a full Acela Express schedule between Washington and Boston, and most Northeast Regional trains between Richmond/Lynchburg/Washington and Boston, effective Wednesday, August 31.
Amtrak engineering teams have made repairs to restore service after flooding between Philadelphia and New York, subject to residual delays near Trenton, N.J.
Freight Railroads are also restoring service in the east after Irene
Earlier, Amtrak announced the Auto Train operating between Sanford, Fla., and Lorton, Va., will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Service will also resume on that date for the full New York-Miami routes of the Silver Star (Trains 91 & 92) and Silver Meteor (Trains 97 & 98) and the full New York-Atlanta-New Orleans route of the Crescent (Trains 19 & 20).
Service remains suspended for these routes or segments:
- Northeast Regional trains west of Richmond (Staples Mill) to and from Newport News, Va.
- Empire Service trains east of Albany/Rensselaer, to and from Buffalo/Niagara Falls
- Lake Shore Limited (Trains 48/448 & 49/449), Chicago-New York/Boston
- Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51), east of Indianapolis, to and from Washington/New York
- Maple Leaf (Trains 63 & 64), east of Niagara Falls, to and from Albany/New York
- Carolinian (Trains 79 & 80) between New York and Selma-Smithfield, N.C.
- Palmetto (Trains 89 & 90), New York-Savannah
- Ethan Allen Express (Trains 290 & 291), New York-Rutland, Vt.