Amtrak resumes service to Boston Wednesday

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NEW YORK, NY – Amtrak will resume operation of Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains on a modified schedule with reduced frequencies between New York and Boston on Wednesday, January 28. A full schedule of trains will operate between New York and Washington.

Empire Service (Albany – New York), Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt. – Washington) and Keystone Service (Harrisburg, Pa. – New York) trains will operate on their normal schedules. The Lake Shore Limited (Chicago – New York/Boston) will operate normally. The Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.) will operate on a modified schedule with some reduced frequencies.

Limited Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) service will be available. Train 684 will depart Portland at 12:45 p.m. and Train 685 will depart Boston North Station at 5:00 p.m.
Virginia service will operate normally, although Trains 95 & 171 will originate in New York rather than Boston. Train 174 will terminate in New York.


Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at

To be notified of service disruptions on the Northeast Corridor (including Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other corridor services), follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

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