Planning to travel by train this weekend? You may need to postpone.
Winter storm to impact Midwest and Northeast schedules
|Amtrak will operate a modified service on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, because of the forecasted severe winter weather. Full scheduled service will be restored pending improved conditions.
Canceled service for Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, includes:
Capitol Limited (Chicago – Washington, D.C.): Trains 29, 30
Lake Shore Limited (Chicago – New York/Boston): Trains 49, 449, 48, 448
Cardinal (Chicago – New York), Train 50 on Jan. 19 and Train 51 on Jan. 20 between New York and Indianapolis.
Modified service for Sunday, Jan. 20, includes:
Acela Express service (Boston – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 2250, 2254, 2249, 2251, 2253 will not operate only between New York and Boston. Train 2290 is canceled entirely.
Northeast Regional service (Boston – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 160,164, 88,161,135,167 will not operate only between New York and Boston.
Keystone Service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg): Trains 662, 664, 672, 661, 667, 671 are canceled.
Pennsylvanian service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg – Pittsburgh): Trains 42 & 43 are canceled.
Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt. – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 54, 57 are not operating between St. Albans, Vt. and New Haven, Conn.
Northeast Corridor service between New York and Washington, D.C. and points south will continue to operate as scheduled.
Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or smartphone apps prior to departing, allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful in stations and on platforms.
Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling the Amtrak reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL.