Amtrak Announces Service Changes for Weekend Storm

Amtrak has announced modified service on its Midwest and Northeast lines ahead of a weekend storm expected to bring heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain across the regions.

On Saturday and Sunday some trains from Chicago to the Northeast will be canceled, and there will be modified schedules for the northeast lines Sunday.

Anyone planning to travel by Amtrak should check their train status before leaving, and allow extra time to get to the station.

Customers were tickets for modified or canceled trains can take a train with a similar departure time or another day. Amtrak will waive charges to change reservations. For more information, call 800-USA-RAIL.

A full list of the changes is below:

Canceled service for Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, includes:

Capitol Limited (Chicago – Washington, D.C.): Trains 29, 30

Lake Shore Limited (Chicago – New York/Boston): Trains 49, 449, 48, 448

Cardinal (Chicago – New York), Train 50 on Jan. 19 and Train 51 on Jan. 20 between New York and Indianapolis.

Modified service for Sunday, Jan. 20, includes:

Acela Express service (Boston – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 2250, 2254, 2249, 2251, 2253 will not operate only between New York and Boston. Train 2290 is canceled entirely.

Northeast Regional service (Boston – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 160,164, 88,161,135,167 will not operate only between New York and Boston.

Keystone Service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg): Trains 662, 664, 672, 661, 667, 671 are canceled.

Pennsylvanian service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg – Pittsburgh): Trains 42 & 43 are canceled.

Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt. – New York – Washington, D.C.): Trains 54, 57 are not operating between St. Albans, Vt. and New Haven, Conn.

Northeast Corridor service between New York and Washington, D.C., and points south will continue to operate as scheduled.

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