Amtrak suspends Northeast Corridor service amid nor'easter

Marco Green
March 3, 2018

But as the late winter storm, which brought high winds and a mix of snow and freezing rains to the U.S. Northeast, continued unabated, Amtrak was forced to extend its cancellations.

"As of now, there are no trains running between Philly and Washington until at least 4 p.m".

The passenger railway service pointed to "multiple weather-related issues" for the move, which temporarily suspends service between Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts due to "inclement weather conditions as a result of the Nor'easter".

NJ Transit service on the Northeast Corridor was operating during the Friday evening rush, but there were reports of major delays due to Amtrak wire problems near Secaucus.

Amtrak said service would be suspended until Saturday. "We sincerely apologize", Amtrak said on Twitter. All trains now operating along the Northeast Corridor will continue to the nearest station. "Hazardous conditions for our customers & crews have led us to cancel all Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor until tomorrow". The tweets did not specify at what time trains would be expected to resume service.

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