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Winter storm continues to impact Amtrak operations

As weather conditions deteriorate along the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak continues to adjust service in order to best accommodate passengers with travel plans in and around New England this weekend.  Due to high winds and heavy snowfall, Amtrak is reducing service between New York and Boston.

There will be no Acela Express service between New York and Boson on Saturday, February 9.  Acela Express service between New York and Washington will operate as scheduled.

Southbound Northeast Regional service out of Boston South Station will operate a limited schedule starting with the 11:40 am departure of train #163.

Northbound Northeast Regional service out of New York Penn Station will operate a limited schedule starting with the 10:00 am departure of train #162.

In addition, the following service adjustments have been made for Saturday:

* Most Springfield Shuttle service, New Haven, Connecticut – Springfield, Massachusetts, is canceled.

* Vermonter service will not operate between Springfield, Massachusetts and St. Albans, Vermont.

* Lake Shore Limited train #449 will not operate between Boston & Albany, New York.

* Empire Service will operate on a reduced schedule between Albany, New York and New York Penn Station.

A determination about service on the Downeaster, Brunswick, Maine – Boston, will be updated later and passengers notified.

Northeast Regional and Acela Express service south of New York, as well as Keystone Service are not affected at this time.

Amtrak crews continue to monitor the progress of this major winter storm and are working to restore full service as quickly as possible. Information about Sunday service will be made available tomorrow.

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 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.

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