AMTRAK TO OPERATE ACELA NYC-BOSTON THIS WEEKEND DURING REPAIRS
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Amtrak continues operating Acela Express Service between New York and Boston this weekend as repairs to Metro-North owned Northeast Corridor territory are finalized
October 4, 2013 4:00 p.m. ET
Amtrak will continue to operate Acela Express service between New York and Boston this weekend as repairs are finalized to a section of Metro-North owned territory in Connecticut.
Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service will also continue to run with normal electric operations; however some Regional trains will continue temporarily to operate with diesel generated power in select areas of the affected route and are subject to delay.
Amtrak is hopeful to be able to resume full Acela Express and Northeast Regional Monday morning, which remains dependent on the outcome a final round of testing conducted by the host railroad, Metro-North, this weekend.
Amtrak appreciates the hard work in enacting final 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 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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