• Amtrak cancels Boston to New York Acela service for Thursday


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Power issues plaguing the Metro-North Railroad territory have forced Amtrak to cancel Acela Express service between Boston and New York Thursday.

    Amtrak announced the service disruption on their website Wednesday. They say Amtrak Northeast Regional service will continue to operate in the affected area.

    The company plans to bring in additional cars on the regional line to accommodate Acela Express passengers traveling between New York and Boston. All passengers should expect delays of up to an hour due to the train operating on diesel power.

    Acela Express will operate normally between New York and Washington, D.C.

    Amtrak did not give a time table for when Acela service is expected to resume between New York and Boston. Anyone who chooses not to travel due to the disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.

    Fox CT reports the electrical problem that prompted service disruptions and cancellations between Stamford and New York City could take weeks to repair.

    Anyone wishing to check on the status of their train is asked to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts.

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