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Following widespread devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, transportation networks throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are slowly beginning to resume service, though some systems promise to remain inoperative for days to come.
Amtrak Restores Partial Service
Amtrak, which was forced to cancel some trains as early as early Sunday, October 28, shutdown the entirety of its operations along the Northeast Corridor on Monday and Tuesday, with most East Coast service suspended.
Amtrak announced last night it will implement a gradual resumption of service, starting with the return a modified Northeast Regional service between
Amtrak Restoration Work Continues
Due to “unprecedented” flooding in the tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers, operations through
Until this work is complete, there will be no Northeast Regional service between
The following trains also are canceled Wednesday, October 31:
Passengers can monitor status updates at Amtrak.com/alerts.
Amtrak also has a Twitter account that provides real-time updates for Acela
Express, Northeast Regional, and Keystone Service trains (@AmtrakNEC).
Amtrak is expected to provide an update by this evening so, as always, check their web site for new information. Passengers who have already booked tickets can find out more about refunds here.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this
afternoon that limited
service would be restored to Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island
Rail Road at 2 PM, with limited subway service resuming Thursday (service
New Jersey Transit has yet to resume operations and, given the extent of the damage to the state’s infrastructure, is unable to provide an estimate when even limited service will be restored.
Connecticut’s Shore Line East commuter railroad is suspended indefinitely as crews assess damage.
As of Tuesday morning, most MBTA and Boston transit service had been restored.
Southeast Pennsylvania’s SEPTA regional rail service resumed service at 5 AM this morning.
Maryland Transit Administration has resumed regular operations of light rail, MARC Train, and commuter bus service.
Washington, D.C.’s WMATA resumed Metrorail service Tuesday evening, with full Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess service restored on a regular weekday schedule as of this morning.