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List of transportation closures due to Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Officials with several transportation agencies have announced closures due to Sandy.

SEPTA
SEPTA will suspend all services effective at the end of Sunday's service schedule due to the expected arrival of severe weather.

In a news release issued by the transit agency on Sunday afternoon, SEPTA said the shutdown will start at approximately 12:30 a.m. (Monday), at the conclusion of daily service schedules.

The service suspension covers all modes of SEPTA travel, including Regional Rail, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, city and suburban bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown High Speed Line.

CCT Paratransit service will be available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible.

SEPTA is advising customers to adjust their travel plans as soon as possible prior to the shutdown. Those who do not have to travel are asked to stay off the roads and the rails.

SEPTA expects all service to remain suspended through Monday. SEPTA will continue to monitor the storm and prepare the transit system for the resumption of service as soon as conditions allow.

SEPTA Customer Service representatives are available by phone at (215) 580-7800. For more information visit SEPTA.org.

Philadelphia Parking Authority
The Philadelphia Parking Authority announced that there will be free parking on all meters until Wednesday morning.

Amtrak
Amtrak has announced it has cancelled Northeast Corridor for Monday, October 29th.

All Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone and Shuttle services are canceled for trains originating on Monday.

Also cancelled are Empire Service, Adirondack, Vermonter, Ethan Allen and Pennsylvanian train services are suspended, along with the overnight Auto Train, Capitol Limited, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, Palmetto and Silver Meteor trains.

Exceptions: The Maple Leaf (Trains 63 & 64), will operate only between Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Albany-Rensselaer, N.Y., rather than originating and terminating at New York City; the Carolinian (Trains 79 & 80), will operate only between Charlotte and Raleigh rather than originating and terminating in New York City; the Silver Star (Trains 91 & 92) will operate only between Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami, Fla., rather than originating and terminating in New York City. Piedmont service (Trains 73-76) within North Carolina will operate normally.

Amtrak Thruway Bus Services associated with these canceled trains are also suspended. Alternate transportation for canceled services is not available. Dates for service restorations are pending.

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

Philadelphia International Airport
The Philadelphia International Airport said that all flight operations have been suspended for Monday.

There was no immediate word on when flights would resume.

Check the status of your flight with our 6abc.com Flight Tracker!

For other information call 1-800-PHL-GATE or visit PHL's website.

PATCO
In a news release, officials said PATCO rail service will be suspended early Monday morning and will resume on Tuesday as soon as conditions allow.

The last train to Philadelphia will leave Lindenwold at 2:15 a.m.

All non-essential DRPA and PATCO employees are advised NOT to report to work on Monday morning.

Essential employees must report to work as scheduled.

For more information visit RidePatco.org.

NJ Transit
New Jersey Transit will implement a gradual system-wide shutdown of all bus, rail, light rail and Access Link service, ahead of the massive storm bearing down on the state.

Gov. Chris Christie announced the plans Sunday afternoon. He says the shutdown will start at 4 p.m. Sunday and continue through 2 a.m. Monday.

The service suspension process requires the relocation and securing of buses, rail equipment and other NJ Transit assets away from flood-prone areas. It also requires complete coordination with state and local officials throughout the process.

Administration officials also say the Atlantic City Rail Line will suspend operations at 4 p.m. Sunday due to the rapidly deteriorating weather conditions and the continued evacuation of Atlantic City.

For more information visit NJTransit.com.

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