Major delays on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor due to downed wires

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January 7, 2014 2:48:33 PM PST
Overhead wire problems near Trenton, New Jersey are impacting Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston.

The downed wires are caused extensive delays on Northeast Corridor travel. Currently only one of the four available tracks is available over a 20 mile stretch of Amtrak owned property between Trenton, New Jersey and Holmesburg, Pennsylvania while crews work to make the necessary repairs.

There are no estimates on how long it will take to completely restore service. Amtrak officials say to expect delays as well on Wednesday due to the severe cold weather.

Amtrak says both the Acela Express and Northeast Regional service continues to operate between Boston and Washington and on the Empire Line, but that passengers should expect delays.

In addition, significant delays can be expected as crews work to clear heavy congestion caused by earlier problems with the overhead electrical system around Wilmington, Delaware.


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