<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northeast ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Piedmont Trains 74 and 75 Canceled]]> Effective Monday, October 27, 2014 Only

Due to bridge work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway, Trains 74 and 75 will be canceled on Monday, October 27, 2014. Passengers traveling between Raleigh and Charlotte may make reservations aboard Carolinian Trains 79 and 80, or Piedmont Trains 73 and 76.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience.

Reservations and the most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Downeaster: Track Work Affects Service]]> Effective through October 31, 2014
Service Affected on Weekdays Only
  • October 14 through 17, 2014
  • October 20 through 24, 2014
  • October 27 through 31, 2014

On the dates shown above, track work being performed by Pan Am Railways will affect Downeaster service as follows:

  • Trains 683 and 686, which normally operate between Portland and Boston North Station, will be canceled, and alternate transportation will not be provided.
  • Train 684 will be canceled. Bus service will be provided at Portland, Wells and Boston North Station only. Bus service will not be provided at Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Dover, Durham, Exeter, Haverhill or Woburn.
  • Train 681 will originate at Exeter. Passengers will be provided bus service from Boston North Station to Wells. At Wells, passengers can board Train 681 destined for Brunswick and intermediate stations. Bus service will not be provided at Woburn and Haverhill.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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<![CDATA[Significant Delays between Chicago and Washington/New York/Boston via Cleveland]]> Effective through January 12, 2015

Passengers traveling aboard the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited may experience significant delays due to heavy freight congestion along the routes. Over recent weeks, both east and westbound trains have typically encountered delays of more than four hours.

Amtrak will continue to work with NS Railway, CSX and other carriers to restore dependable service along these routes.

Passengers are strongly urged to check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for the most up-to-date departure and arrival times.

Current on-time performance data is available on Amtrak.com, including responsibility for each element of delay. This information is also presented to passengers when booking travel on the website and is available elsewhere from Amtrak, including these passenger notices.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Possible Delays on Maple Leaf, Lake Shore Limited and Empire Service Trains between Buffalo and Rome, NY]]> Effective Sunday - Wednesday, September 21 - October 29, 2014

Due to track work being performed between Buffalo and Rome, New York by CSX Transportation, the trains listed above may encounter delays of up to 45 minutes on Sundays through Wednesdays only, starting September 21 through October 29.

Passengers are encouraged to signup for delay notifications when booking their travel and to check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for the most uptodate departure and arrival times.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience.

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<![CDATA[Northbound Acela Express Trains Depart up to Five Minutes Earlier at Washington, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore]]> Effective September 2 - November 14, 2014

Starting September 2 through November 14, major railroad construction will take place near Aberdeen, MD. To accommodate this work, northbound Acela Express trains will depart earlier from Washington, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore, as indicated below:

  • All northbound Acela Express trains will depart Washington five minutes earlier.
  • All northbound Acela Express trains will depart BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Baltimore between three and five minutes earlier.
  • Schedules will not change at Wilmington or at any remaining stations on the route.

Note that during this period, most southbound trains will arrive at Baltimore, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Washington up to eight minutes later than the times shown in Amtrak printed timetables. The most up-to-date arrival and departure times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). We appreciate your business Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Transfers in Boston to Downeaster and Other Amtrak Trains]]> Amtrak Downeaster trains arrive and depart at Boston North Station, located at 126 Legends Way (at Causeway Street). All other Boston-area Amtrak trains arrive at and depart from Boston South Station (at the corner of Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue) and Boston Back Bay Station (at 145 Dartmouth Street).

Passengers connecting between Downeaster trains and train service from Boston South Station or Boston Back Bay Station must make their own travel arrangements between the stations. Connections are not guaranteed1

Transferring by Taxi

Passengers using Boston South Station will be best served by taxi service when transferring between stations. Boston South Station offers a greater variety of services and amenities than Boston Back Bay Station, including ticketing, baggage and accessibility assistance, as well as checked baggage service for select Amtrak trains.

Transferring by Subway

Passengers using Back Bay Station will find Boston's subway service very convenient when transferring between stations. The MBTA Orange Line serves Back Bay Station and North Station directly. The ride normally takes less than 15 minutes, however, passengers should allow 45 minutes travel time when connecting between Orange Line Stations on the MBTA. Boston’s Orange Line is completely accessible at all stations. Passengers with mobility-impairments may find this alternative suitable to their needs.

This information may change without notice. Please contact 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.

1In the event of a missed connection, passengers will be reaccommodated on the next available train. If there are no more departures available on the same day on which to be reaccomodated, passengers will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own overnight lodging.

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