(The following press release from Amtrak was received by e-mail and was
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Amtrak Resumes Most Acela Express Service Tuesday between New York and Boston
as Repairs to Metro-North Owned Northeast Corridor Territory Continue
September 30, 2013
4:00 p.m. ET
Amtrak will resume most of its Acela Express service between New York and
Boston beginning Tuesday October 1 as repairs continue on a section of
Metro-North owned territory in Connecticut.
Beginning Tuesday, 8 of the 10 usual Acela Express round trips between these
two end points will be available.
Due to the ongoing repair process however, New York to Boston travel on Acela
trains 2170, 2151, 2150 and 2173 are cancelled.
In addition, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service will resume normal electric
operations for some trains beginning Tuesday as well. Other regional trains
will temporarily continue to operate with diesel generated power in select
areas of the affected route and are subject to delay.
This schedule will remain in effect until further notice.
Amtrak appreciates the hard work that continues in enacting the temporary
repairs and will continue to coordinate with Metro-North and other agencies to
determine the safest and quickest way to resume normal operations.
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
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.
Amtrak Media Relations, New York: 212 630.6933;
weekends & holidays: 800 562.1904
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