(The following press release from Amtrak was received by e-mail and was
reformatted. The sender verified the statement.)
Amtrak continues operating Acela Express Service between New York and Boston
this weekend as repairs to Metro-North owned Northeast Corridor territory are
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
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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