Hurricane Sandy impacts Amtrak service

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Hurricane Sandy Affects Passenger Train Service in North Carolina


RALEIGH—Due to Hurricane Sandy, passenger train service in the mid-Atlantic states and on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C. and New York City will experience major modifications over the next two days.  Please check for the most up-to date-information regarding service modifications and train cancellations. 


Within North Carolina:

  • Trains 19 and 20, the Crescents, are cancelled entirely; 
  • Trains 73, 74, 75 and 76, the Piedmonts, will operate normally between Raleigh and Charlotte;
  • Trains 79 and 80, the Carolinians, will only operate between Charlotte and Raleigh; they will not operate between Raleigh and New York City; 
  • Trains 89 and 90, the Palmettos, are cancelled entirely;
  • Amtrak Thruway Bus service connecting to Trains 89 and 90 is cancelled entirely; 
  • Trains 91 and 92 will not operate within North Carolina and will only operate between Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; and
  • Trains 97 and 98, the Silver Meteors, are cancelled entirely.

Updated information regarding passenger train service for Tuesday, Oct. 30 is expected to be available on by mid-afternoon on Monday, Oct. 29.  Passenger train service is expected to return to normal on Wednesday, Oct. 31.