Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Ida’

Ida’s Aftermath Hinders Amtrak Service

September 3, 2021

Flooding and other complications left by the remnants of Hurricane Ida played havoc with the operations of some Amtrak trains this week.

The storm dumped more than seven inches of rain in New York, prompting Amtrak to cancel service between Boston and Washington, and between New York and Albany-Rensselaer, New York.

Amtrak said its Moynihan Train Hall in New York remained operational, but some trains were terminated or held at intermediate stations due to safety concerns.

They included the eastbound Cardinal, which was held at Trenton, New Jersey, Tuesday night for nearly 12 hours.

The westbound Capitol Limited was held for two hours at Cumberland, Maryland. By the time it reached Pittsburgh it was almost five hours late.

No. 29 arrived in Cleveland at 8:01 a.m. Thursday, five hours and eight minutes late. It ultimately reached Chicago five hours, 43 minutes late.

The westbound Lake Shore Limited on Thursday was suspended between New York and Albany, but will operate from Albany to Chicago.

This same schedule modification will continue on Friday.

The New York-Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian and New York-Philadelphia Keystone Corridor trains are expected to resume operating on Friday.

Storm Disrupts Some NS Service

September 3, 2021

Norfolk Southern said this week that some freight service has been disrupted by the effects of Hurricane Ida.

It issued a service advisory saying several of its facilities are inaccessible due to flooding.

Intermodal terminals in Croxton, New Jersey; Elizabeth, New Jersey; and Morrisville, Pennsylvania, are closed to incoming traffic.

Although some traffic continues to leave those facilities, NS said traffic may experience areas of standing water.

In the meantime, NS has resumed interchanging traffic in New Orleans as well as local service in Mobile, Alabama. However, the NS New Orleans Intermodal Terminal will be closed for the rest of the week.