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Amtrak Working to Restore Service



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    Some trains have been canceled for Monday.

    Numerous routes were canceled due to Irene's wrath, and Amtrak staff is now working to restore service. However, some trains have already been canceled for Monday.

    Prior to the storm, Amtrak had canceled or truncated train service for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both south and north of D.C.

    Now Amtrak is inspecting and repairing infrastructure along their Northeast Corridor route, the Springfield Line and the Harrisburg Line. "Engineering teams are reporting areas of flooding, debris on tracks, and power issues," Amtrak said Sunday afternoon in a release.

    The company is also working with other railroads to assess the conditions of their routes, where they're used by Amtrak trains.

    The following trains with origination dates of Monday, Aug. 29 have been canceled as of 2 p.m. Sunday:

    • Auto Train Trains 52 and 53 (Sanford, Fla. – Lorton, Va.)

    • Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 (New York – Charlotte, N.C.) canceled between New York and Raleigh only; trains will operate between Raleigh and Charlotte.

    • Palmetto Trains 89 and 90 (New York – Savannah)

    • Silver Star Trains 91 and 92 (New York – Tampa – Miami), canceled between New York and Jacksonville; trains will operate between Jacksonville and Miami.

    • Silver Meteor Trains 97 and 98 (New York – Miami)

    • The Piedmont Service (Raleigh – Charlotte, N.C.) will operate as scheduled on Monday, Aug. 29. In addition, the Carolinian will operate between Raleigh and Charlotte and the Silver Star will operate between Jacksonville and Miami on Monday, Aug. 29.

    Amtrak has cautioned that they expect additional cancellations. Check, their Facebook page or their Twitter account (@amtrak) for updates.

    Passengers who have already paid for tickets on canceled lines can contact Amtrak to receive refunds or can rebook for another date. You can change your plans on, Amtrak's iPhone app or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.



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