Amtrak to Resume Service Between New York and New Haven Today

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 12:47 PM EDT
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Amtrak will resume service between New York and New Haven later today, the company said in a statement on Twitter.

Amtrak service between New Haven and New York was suspended indefinitely after a train derailment and crash involving Metro-North Railroad trains near Bridgeport on Friday, May 17.

Rail service in the area has been affected since a train derailment and crash on Friday.

The regularly scheduled operations will start with the departure of Acela Express train 2171, leaving Boston at 3:15 p.m. and the Acela Express train 2166 departing New York at 4 p.m.

“Amtrak applauds the tireless efforts of Metro-North Railroad to quickly repair the tracks and other pieces of critical infrastructure, providing a vital transportation service to the region,” the company said in a statement.

Reservations for the restored trains will be available on Tuesday, May 21.

Passengers who received a cancellation notice for a previously canceled train will have their reservation restored and do not need to contact customer service.

If your reservation was restored and you are not traveling, please call customer service at 800-USA-RAIL to cancel your reservation.
 

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