PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --Amtrak plans to continue operating Northeast Corridor service through the weekend, despite blizzard conditions.
A spokesman said Friday that Amtrak service will operate fewer trains than normal, but will continue running between Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
On Thursday Amtrak said its schedules will be modified in anticipation of the coming snowstorm, which could bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the region.
Service alerts will be posted here: Amtrak.com/service-alerts-and-notices
Amtrak released the following information on Thursday afternoon:
Amtrak will be operating a modified schedule in the Northeast, due to a winter storm forecasted to impact the mid-Atlantic region. Passengers holding reservations are strongly encouraged to keep a close eye on conditions and make any necessary changes in advance of their scheduled departure using Amtrak.com or our mobile apps to check their train status.
Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services between locations in Virginia and Boston, as well as Keystone Service between Harrisburg, Pa., and New York, will be operating throughout the weekend, but will have modified schedules, with fewer trains. Most Northeast Corridor service between Washington, D.C., and Boston will operate as scheduled on Friday, Jan. 22. Passengers who have reservations on affected services are being contacted and accommodated on other trains with similar departure times or offered alternate travel dates.
Several Amtrak national services to and from the East Coast are canceled or truncated, including:
-Auto Train (Lorton, Va. - Sanford, Fla.), Trains 52 & 53, will not operate Jan. 22 and 23
-Capitol Limited (Washington, D.C. - Chicago), Train 30, will operate only between Chicago and Pittsburgh for originations of Jan. 22 and 23; Train 29 is canceled entirely on Jan. 22 and will operate Pittsburgh to Chicago on Jan. 23 and 24
-Cardinal (New York - Chicago), Train 50 will not operate Jan. 23 and Train 51 will not operate Jan. 22
-Carolinian (Charlotte, N.C. - New York), Trains 79 & 80, will operate on a modified schedule on Jan. 23
-Crescent (New York - New Orleans), Trains 19 & 20, will not operate Jan. 22 and 23
-Palmetto (New York - Savannah, Ga.)Train 89 will not operate and Train 90 will operate between Washington, DC, and New York only on Jan. 23
-Silver Star (New York - Miami), Trains 91 & 92, will only operate between Miami and Jacksonville Jan. 22 and 23
-Silver Meteor (New York - Miami), Trains 97 & 98, will not operate Jan. 22 and 23
Allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful with possible slippery conditions in stations, on platforms and in the doorways of trains. Changes to these schedules or announcements about other service changes will be made as far in advance as possible and posted on Amtrak.com.