<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northeast ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Lake Shore Limited Trains 448 and 449: Track Work Affect Service between Albany and Boston]]> Effective on Select Dates through July 27, 2017

Track work being performed by CSX will affect Trains 448 and 449 between Albany and Boston, as follows:

Train 448 Albany - Boston Service

Customers aboard Train 48 who are traveling to Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Framingham and Boston (South Station) will get off the train at Albany on the dates below. At Albany, bus service will be provided to and from all stations, except Boston Back Bay.

  • Saturday, June 24 through Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Saturday, July 8 through Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, 2017
Train 449 Boston - Albany Service

Train 449 will not operate between Boston (South Station) and Albany on the dates below. Passengers boarding at Boston (South Station), Framingham, Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield will be provided bus service to Albany, where they will transfer to westbound Train 49 to their destination.

  • Sunday, June 25 through Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13, 2017
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
Boston Back Bay Service Canceled

Trains 448 and 449 will not stop at Boston Back Bay, and bus service will not be provided. Customers can contact MBTA for travel to and from Boston Back Bay.

Boston (South Station) and Framingham
  • Passengers at Boston South Station should go to the Amtrak Information Desk for instructions on boarding the buses.
  • Passengers at Framingham, will board all buses at the drop-off/pick-up area track 2 platform (at Waverly Street).
The Worcester Station

The Worcester station is unstaffed. Passengers at Worcester should go downstairs to the intercity bus area and board the bus marked Premier Bus.

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

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Downeaster Service Will Not Stop at Woburn]]> Effective Saturdays and Sundays, June 24 and 25; July 22 and 23, 2017

Due to weekend track work being performed by Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), service will not be provided to or from Woburn on Saturday, June 24 and July 22, 2017, and Sunday, June 25 and July 23, 2017.

Southbound Service: Brunswick  Portland  Boston

Southbound trains will operate normally between Brunswick and Haverhill. At Haverhill, customers will transfer to a bus that will operate nonstop to Boston North Station.

Northbound Service: Boston  Portland  Brunswick

Northbound trains will be replaced with buses operating nonstop from Boston North Station to Haverhill. At Haverhill, customers will transfer to Downeaster trains, serving all remaining stations on the route.

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Piedmont and Carolinian Services: Track Work Affects Service between Raleigh and Charlotte]]> Effective on Monday, June 26, 2017 Only

Track work being performed by Norfolk Southern Railway will affect Piedmont and Carolinian service between Raleigh and Charlotte on June 26, 2017.

Piedmont Service
  • Trains 73 and 76 will be canceled, and alternate transportation will not be provided.
  • Trains 74 and 75 will operate between Raleigh and Greensboro only. Service will not be provided to or from High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.
Carolinian Service
  • Trains 79 and 80 will operate between New York and Greensboro only. Service will not be provided to or from High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.

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

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Northeast Corridor Schedule Changes]]> Effective July 10 through September 1, 2017
Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

Amtrak is announcing preliminary schedules as part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness and, ultimately improve reliability at America's busiest rail hub.

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvements to track, switch and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions. The major work will require Amtrak and its commuter partners at the Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit to operate on a modified schedule from July 10  September 1, 2017. Additional work will last through approximately June 2018, with most of it taking place on weekends, resulting in minimal impacts to service.

Amtrak Schedule Changes

The following service adjustments have been made to the Amtrak weekday schedule from July 10  September 1, 2017. The Amtrak reservation systems have been updated to reflect these schedule changes and any customer booked on a train that has been canceled or altered will be contacted and accommodated on other scheduled services.

  • Acela Express: No changes
  • Northeast Regional Service: Three round trip trains (six total trains) between New York City and Washington, DC, canceled. Service between New York City and Boston will operate at currently scheduled levels.
  • Keystone Service: Three round trip trains (six total trains) will start and end in Philadelphia, and one round trip train (two total trains) will start and end at Newark, New Jersey. Service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg will operate at currently scheduled levels.
  • Empire Service: To be announced shortly.
  • Long-Distance Service: The Crescent, operating between New York City and New Orleans, will originate and terminate in Washington, DC, daily during the work period. Connections will be provided on other Northeast Corridor trains.
Customer Information

The following resources are available for all Amtrak customers:

  • Amtrak.com/NYPrenewal: Find the latest train schedule information, project overview and updates.
  • Amtrak Social Media: Customers can follow @AmtrakNEC and @Amtrak on Twitter for timely information.
  • Email or text alerts: Amtrak now offers a new feature that will allow customers to sign up to receive customized texts or emails for train and service information.
  • Amtrak.com and the mobile app: Get train status information, or modify existing reservations.
  • New York Penn Station: There will be additional signage and announcements, as well as station ambassadors on hand to answer customer inquiries.

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

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Discounted Fares Will No Longer Be Sold Aboard Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 and the Piedmont 73, 74, 75 and 76 Trains]]> Effective June 5, 2017

Starting June 5, 2017, only the full undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase aboard the Carolinian and Piedmont trains. Conductors will only accept cash payments on board the train.

Customers are encouraged to make reservations for all reserved Amtrak trains. All Piedmonts and Carolinians are reserved trains, and seating on reserved trains is only guaranteed if you make a reservation.

Book Early - It's best to book and pay for your reservation early to secure the lowest available fare.

  • Customers with credit cards can make reservations and obtain eTickets at Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Your eTickets can be printed at home or displayed using a smartphone (no printing necessary).
  • You can also purchase tickets with a credit card at stations with Quik-Trak kiosks and at Amtrak ticket offices. Note that Amtrak ticket offices also accepts cash payments. Tickets can also be purchased with your local travel agent.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Cardinal and Hoosier State: New Schedules between Chicago and Indianapolis ]]> Effective May 1, 2017

Trains 50, 51, 850 and 851 will operate according to a new schedule between Chicago and Indianapolis.

Trains 50 and 850: Earlier Departures between Dyer and Crawfordsville

Trains 50 and 850 will depart 11 minutes earlier at all stations from Dyer to Crawfordsville. The trains will depart Dyer at 6:44 pm, Rensselaer at 7:35 pm, Lafayette at 9:46 pm and Crawfordsville at 10:20 pm, arriving at Indianapolis 11 minutes earlier at 11:39 pm. All times shown are local.

Trains 51 and 851: Earlier Arrival at Chicago

Trains 51 and 851 will arrive in Chicago five minutes earlier, at 10 am.

Cardinal and Hoosier State Days of Operation

Train 50 operates three days a week between Chicago and New York, originating in Chicago on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Train 850 operates four days a week between Chicago and Indianapolis, originating in Chicago on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Train 51 operates between New York and Chicago, departing New York on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Train 851 operates between Indianapolis and Chicago, originating in Indianapolis on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Springfield Shuttle Service Update]]> Effective through September 29, 2017

To accommodate a long-term track work project, several Springfield Shuttle trains will be canceled, and bus service will be provided, as described below:

Saturdays Only: May 6, 13 and 20 - June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017

Springfield Shuttle Trains 450, 460, 464, 488, 405, 401, 463 and 467, which normally operate between New Haven and Springfield will be canceled. Customers will be provided bus service at all stops on the route.

Weekdays through September 29, 2017

Trains 470, 476, 479, 490, 493 and 495 will be canceled Monday through Friday until September 29, 2017. Customers will be provided bus service at all stops on the route.

Weekday Southbound Buses Depart 30 Minutes Earlier

Southbound weekday buses will depart all stations 30 minutes earlier than the respective trains.

We apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations and train status information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Empire Service: Select Trains Schedule Changes]]> Effective on Select Dates April 9 - September 4, 2017

Due to track work being performed by CSX Transportation, adjustments will be made to select Empire Service schedules from April 9 through September 4, 2017.

Don't Miss Your Train

Please pay close attention to the departure time on your ticket, as schedules will change throughout this track work period. Certain trains will depart up to 25 minutes earlier or later.

Also, between April 9 and May 10, two Empire Service trains will operate each way between Niagara Falls and Albany on Sundays through Wednesdays. On Thursdays through Saturdays, three Empire Service trains will operate each way.

For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Keystone Service Schedule Change]]> Effective March 6, 2017

To accommodate the construction of a new Mount Joy, PA, Amtrak station, Keystone Service trains will operate according to a new schedule, effective March 6, 2017.

Don't Miss Your Train

While some trains will depart later, others will depart earlier. We don’t want you to miss your train, so please double check your schedule on your day of travel. For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage.

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