Hurricane Florence impacts Amtrak train service
Any surface travel, including Amtrak train travel, is affected by weather calamities. After last year’s Hurricane Irma, Amtrak train tracks from south Georgia through north Florida were scattered with downed tree limbs and debris. Amtrak was forced to cancel five days of service on its Florida-bound trains.
The same scenario is about to happen. Amtrak cancels train service well in advance of Hurricane Florence. If you or someone you know has plans to travel by Amtrak anywhere between Washington, D.C. and Miami this week and next week, here is the update for canceled Amtrak service.
Amtrak Service South of Washington, D.C., Impacted
Due to predicted severe weather in the Southeast from Hurricane Florence, Amtrak cancels trains or is modifying service beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 16.
Trains canceled Friday, Sept. 14:
Northeast Regional trains 180, 184, 187, and 133
Trains canceled Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 16:
Auto Train (Lorton, Va. – Sanford, Fla.) trains 52 –53
Silver Meteor (New York City – Miami) trains 97 – 98
Crescent (New York City – New Orleans) trains 19 – 20
Trains cancelled Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16
Carolinian (New York City — Charlotte, N.C.) trains 79 – 80 are cancelled Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
Piedmont (Raleigh, N.C. – Charlotte, N.C.) trains 73 – 78 are cancelled Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
Silver Star (New York City – Miami) trains 91 – 92 will operate between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami only Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
These trains will operate on a modified schedule:
Palmetto (New York City– Savannah, Ga.) trains 89 – 90 will operate between New York City and Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
Cardinal (Chicago – New York City) trains 50 – 51 will operate between Indianapolis and Chicago between Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
Northeast Regional service 86 and 174 will operate normally Thursday, Sept. 13, then will operate Washington D.C. and north Friday, Sept 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
Northeast Regional service will not operate south of Washington, D.C. The following trains will operate between Washington D.C. and north Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16: trains 65, 66, 67, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 93, 94, 95, 99, 125, 145, 156, 157, 171, 176, 194 and 195.
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. Call Amtrak reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL. Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or our smartphone apps.
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.
Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.
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