Amtrak is making service changes for Friday, February 8, 2013, because of the expected snow storm that will slam the New York metro area and New England.
Amtrak is reducing service on its Acela Express and Northeast Regional routes between New York and Boston for Friday.
Southbound service out of Boston South Station will be suspended following the departures of Northeast Regional train # 137 at 1:40pm and Acela Express train # 2167 at 1:15pm.
Northbound service out of New York's Penn Station will be suspended following the departures of Northeast Regional train # 86 at 12:30pm and Acela Express train # 2160 at 1:03pm.
- Springfield Shuttle service (Springfield, MA - New Haven, CT) will be suspended following the departure of train # 493 at 10:30am from Springfield.
- Vermonter service is also canceled in each direction between Springfield, MA & St. Albans, VT.
- Downeaster service is suspended following the southbound departure of train # 682 from Brunswick, ME at 7:05am. The last northbound departure from Boston North Station will be train # 683, scheduled to depart at 1:00pm.
- Train # 448 (connecting service between Albany & Boston to the Lakeshore Limited) is canceled.
Northeast Corridor service south of New York as well as Empire and Keystone services are not affected at this time.
Determinations about service for Saturday, February 9 will be made Friday.
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 tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
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Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.