Amtrak Suspends Service Ahead of Hurricane Florence

by Jessica Montevago
Amtrak Suspends Service Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Amtrak will waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservations during the modified schedule. Photo: Amtrak.


Amtrak has announced that it will not operate its Northeast Regional service south of Washington, D.C., through Sunday, Sept. 16.

The rail carrier has also canceled a number of trains through the weekend, including Auto Train (Lorton, Virginia – Sanford, Florida); Silver Meteor (New York City – Miami); Crescent (New York City – New Orleans); Carolinian (New York City – Charlotte, North Carolina); and Piedmont (Raleigh, North Carolina – Charlotte, North Carolina).

The Silver Star (New York City – Miami) will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and Miami only Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 16.

The following trains will operate on a modified schedule:

  • Palmetto (New York City – Savannah, Georgia) trains 89 – 90 will operate between New York City and Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Cardinal (Chicago – New York City) will operate between Indianapolis and Chicago between Thursday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 16.
  • Northeast Regional service 86 and 174 will operate normally Thursday, Sept. 13; then will operate Washington, D.C., and north Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16.


Amtrak said customers with reservations on trains being modified “will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or on another day.” Amtrak will waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservations during the modified schedule.

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