(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
Amtrak Media Relations, New York: 212 630.6933;
weekends & holidays: 800 562.1904
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
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
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.
To be notified of major service disruptions resulting in delays
of 60 minutes or more to multiple trains on the Northeast
Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.
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.
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