Amtrak’s Acela service between New York and Boston has been canceled for Thursday after transportation through the Northeast was delayed due to a power outage Wednesday morning, according to officials.
“Due to the ongoing commercial power problem in the New York area affecting Metro-North Railroad territory, Amtrak Acela Express service will not operate on Thursday, Sept. 26 between New York and Boston,” said Amtrak in a statement Wednesday evening. “However, Amtrak Northeast Regional service will operate under diesel power through the affected area. Additional cars are being added to Northeast Regional trains to add capacity to accommodate Acela Express passengers traveling between New York and Boston.”
Passengers taking the Amtrak Northeast Regional train service on Thursday should expect possible delays of up to one hour, the company said.
Amtrak officials have given no timetable on when power will be restored.
The company tweeted out that passengers who have been affected by the delays and cancellations may switch reservations to a regional train by visiting the Amtrak website or calling 1-800-872-7245.Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Jasper_Craven. Derek J. Anderson can be reached at email@example.com.