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Winter storm impacting rail travel

Saturday, February 06, 2010

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak are experiencing problems because of the winter storm.

It's so bad in South Jersey that New Jersey Transit is suspending most bus service. The suspension affects all 300-series, 400-series and 500-series bus routes.

Local bus service in Monmouth County also has been suspended.

On the rails, Northeast Corridor 7600-series trains, which operate between Rahway and New York, are cancelled. Customers who normally use 7600-series trains may use other Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line trains to/from Trenton or Long Branch instead. (Please note: This is a small subset of Northeast Corridor service. All stations will continue to have service.)

All NJ Transit bus and rail lines in Northern New Jersey are operating normally on a regular weekend schedule.

NJ Transit is cross-honoring tickets systemwide, meaning train tickets can be used for buses and vice versa.

NJ Transit recommends before starting your trip, visit the Travel Alerts page at njtransit.com for up-to-the-minute service information. This information is also available by calling (973) 275-5555

AMTRAK

Due to severe winter weather conditions, which has resulted in downed trees and power lines on portions of tracks in Virginia, the Carolinas and across the mid-Atlantic region, Amtrak has canceled several trains for February 6.

Carolinian trains 79 and 80 will operate only between Raleigh and Charlotte with no alternate transportation between New York and Raleigh.

Palmetto trains 89 and 90 are canceled in their entirety between New York and Savannah.

Northbound Northeast Regionals:

  • Train 82 is canceled in its entirety between Richmond and Boston
  • Train 88 is canceled Richmond to Washington
  • Train 194 is canceled Newport News to Washington
  • Train 66 is canceled Newport News to Washington
  • Train 156 is canceled Lynchburg to New York.
  • Train 152 is canceled Washington to New York.
  • Train 160 is canceled Washington to New York but will operate between New York and Boston.

    Southbound Northeast Regionals:

  • Train 195 is canceled Washington to Richmond with no alternate transportation.
  • Train 67 is canceled Washington to Newport News with no alternate transportation.
  • Train 99 is canceled Washington to Newport News.
  • Train 147 is canceled Washington to Lynchburg.
  • Train 165 is canceled Boston to Washington.
  • Train 199 is canceled New York to Washington
  • Train 159 is canceled New York to Washington
  • Train 121 is canceled New York to Washington

    Acela Express Service:

    Acela Express trains 2207 and 2251 between New York and Washington and train 2220 between Washington and New York are canceled.

    Silver Service trains 97 and 98, operating between New York and Miami are canceled with no alternate transportation. Trains 91 and 92 will operate between Miami and Savannah only.

    Crescent trains 19 and 20, which operates between New York and New Orleans, are canceled with no alternate transportation.

    The Auto Train is canceled in its entirety between Lorton, VA and Sanford, FL.

    Capitol Limited trains 29 and 30, operating between Washington and Chicago is canceled with no alternate transportation.

    All other Amtrak service, including the Piedmont (Raleigh - Charlotte) is expected to operate normally.

    Amtrak passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.

    AIR TRAVEL

    While some flights were canceled or delayed, most arriving and departing flights at Newark Liberty and Atlantic City airports were on schedule Saturday morning, officials said. The same was reported at New York's LaGuardia and JFK airports.

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark and the New York airports, said all runways were operating as of late Saturday morning. /p>

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