AMTRAK: SOME EMPIRE SERVICE AFFECTED WEST OF ALBANY, NY
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by Amtrak and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
Some Amtrak Empire Service Affected by CSX Freight Derailment near Amsterdam New York
June 27, 2013
1:00 p.m. ET
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Some Amtrak Empire Line service west of Albany, New York is affected following an CSX freight train derailment near Amsterdam, New York earlier this morning that is currently blocking all available tracks through the area.
The following service adjustments have been made for today (Thursday) as a result of the incident:
Empire Line Service:
Empire Service- (New York City - Niagara Falls, NY) Trains 281 and 283 are cancelled west of Albany with no alternate transportation provided. All eastbound travel will be represented by bus service between Niagara Falls and Albany and train service beginning at Albany to New York City.
Trains 63 and 64 (Maple Leaf Service- Toronto- New York City) is cancelled west of Albany with alternate transportation being provided
Train 48/448 (Lake Shore Limited -Chicago- New York City/Boston) is cancelled at Buffalo with alternate transportation being provided between Buffalo and Albany and through to Boston. Buses will be making all intermediate stops to represent Lake Shore Limited travel.
Train 49/449 (Lake Shore Limited- New York City- Chicago) will operate normally between New York and Albany). Alternate transportation provided west of Albany
There is no estimate for track restoration available from CSX at this time
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 reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
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Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the Amtrak.com home page.