<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northeast ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Acela Express New Weekend Schedules Offer: More Options and Added Service]]> Effective April 8, 2017

New weekend schedules will become effective for Acela Express service starting April 8, 2017, offering more travel options between Boston and New York. Here is what's changing:

New Weekend Service
  • Train 2261 is a new Sunday afternoon departure from Boston, leaving South Station at 12:10 pm with a scheduled arrival at New York Penn Station at 3:45 pm.
  • Train 2260 is a new Sunday evening departure from New York departing Penn Station at 5:03 pm, arriving at Boston South Station at 8:48 pm, providing customers with an additional evening travel option to Boston.
Schedule Changes Offer Greater Flexibility
  • Certain Acela Express schedules will also be adjusted to add more departures Sunday afternoons and evenings when customer demand is higher, while eliminating several three-hour gaps in Sunday Acela Express service.
  • In addition, travelers between Washington DC and Boston will have more "one-seat" rides without having to change trains in New York.
  • Customers will also find that in addition to schedule changes, some existing trains have new train numbers.

For the most up-to-date schedules 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.

PSN 0317-64

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<![CDATA[Northeast Regional Service and Vermonter Trains 54 and 57: Track Work Affects Service between Springfield and New Haven]]> Effective Fridays through Sundays Only; March 3 - April 9, 2017

Track work being performed between New Haven and Springfield will affect Amtrak service on weekends from March 3 through April 9, 2017. During this time, customers traveling on the trains and dates shown below will be provided bus service to and from the following stations:

Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor, Windsor Locks and Springfield
Fridays, March 3, 24, 31 and April 7, 2017

Northeast Regional Trains 136 and 148 will serve all stations from Washington to New Haven. Bus service will be provided at all stations from New Haven to Springfield.

Saturdays, March 4, 25 and April 1 and 8, 2017
  • Northeast Regional Trains 140, 143, 146 and 147 will serve all stations between Washington and New Haven. Bus service will be provided at all stations between New Haven and Springfield.
  • Vermonter Train 54 will operate normally from Washington to New Haven. At New Haven all customers will transfer to a bus that will make stops at Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin, Hartford, Windsor Locks and Springfield. At Springfield, customers will board the train to their destination.
  • Vermonter Train 57 will operate normally from St. Albans to Springfield. At Springfield, all customers will transfer to a bus that will make stops at Windsor Locks, Hartford, Berlin, Meriden, Wallingford and New Haven. At New Haven, customers will board the train to their destination.
Sundays, March 5, 26 and April 2 and 9, 2017

Northeast Regional Trains 143 and 157 will serve all stations from New Haven to Washington. Bus service will be provided at all stations from Springfield to New Haven.

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.

PSN 0317-59 (Updated: 3/16/17)

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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.

PSN 0217-58

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<![CDATA[Springfield Shuttle: Weekday Track Work Affects Service]]> 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:

Weekdays: Trains 470, 490, 493 and 495

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

Weekdays: Trains 476 and 479

Trains 476 and 479 will be canceled on weekdays from February 27 through September 29, 2017. Passengers 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.

PSN 1116-25 (Updated: 2/24/17)

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<![CDATA[Empire Service: Select Train Schedules Change at Niagara Falls]]> Effective February 20, 2017

With the relocation of the Niagara Falls, NY, station in December 2016, slight adjustments have been made to select train schedules. Effective February 20, 2017, the following Empire Service trains will arrive at or depart Niagara Falls at new times.

  • Trains 64, 280 and 284 will depart Niagara Falls three minutes earlier.
  • Trains 281 and 283 will arrive at Niagara Falls nine minutes earlier.
  • Train 288 departs six minutes earlier.
  • Train 63 will arrive and depart Niagara Fall five minutes later.

For reservations and schedules, 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.

PSN 0217-07

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<![CDATA[Auto Train Temporarily Suspends Acceptance of Can-Am, Rewaco and Slingshot Three-Wheelers]]> Effective November 1, 2016

Auto Train offers Amtrak customers the convenience of carrying cars, SUVs, motorcycles and other vehicles between the Lorton, VA, and Sanford, FL.

Effective November 1, 2016, "Trike" motorcycles (with two wheels in the back and one in the front) will be the only type of three-wheeler accepted aboard Auto Train.

We will temporarily discontinue accepting Can-Am, Rewaco, Slingshot and similar vehicles on Auto Train. Due to the unique design, these vehicles cannot be readily accommodated in our vehicle carriers. We are working with the carrier manufacturer to find a solution that will allow us to resume transporting these three-wheelers.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. For reservation 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.

PSN 1016-02

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