Cold Weather Is Affecting Rail Travel

The frigid cold weather is affecting rail travel and almost all Amtrak trains coming into Union Station in New Haven have been delayed.

Chris Improta is heading to Boston, but his Acela train was delayed for more than two hours on Tuesday.

“I would have taken a bus and saved some money if I knew there were going to be so many delays,” he said.

In New Jersey, overhead wires failed and Amtrak crews spent the day repairing a 20-mile section of the Northeast Corridor in Connecticut.

Because of the extreme cold weather in the Northeast, Amtrak is operating on a modified schedule on the Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston, as well as the Empire Line between New York City and Albany today.

Just before 3:30 p.m., Amtrak sent out another notice saying they will continue to operate on a modified schedule on Wednesday because of the cold.

Amtrak said tools, including, smartphone apps and 1-800-USA-RAIL, can assist in travel planning.

If you paid but choose not to travel due to the service disruption, you can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.

Call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices.

Metro-North has also warning of possible delays during the evening commute and said dropping temperatures can affect switches and signals.

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