Railroads Adjust Services as Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

An F train at the Coney Island-Stillwell subway terminal in New York City during a storm in 2018. Photo by MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann.

Railroads Adjust Services as Storm Takes Aim at Northeast

By Passenger Train Journal Staff

NEW YORK CITY — A powerful Nor’easter that could dump up to two feet of snow in the New York City area was roaring up the East Coast on Feb. 1, and disrupting rail service from Washington to Boston.

On Monday, commuter railroads across the region were suspending services or running on a reduced schedule. All Metro-North and NJ Transit services (except the Atlantic City Rail Line) were suspended on Monday. The Long Island Rail Road was expected to operate on a weekend schedule.

Amtrak had reduced Northeast Regional service between Boston, New York and Washington D.C. and canceled all Acela services. Keystone and Empire services were operating on a reduced schedule and the Pennsylvanian between Pittsburgh and New York was canceled.

In Boston, MBTA was operating all commuter rail and subway services although the Mattapan Trolley was expected to be replaced with buses in the afternoon.

This article was posted on: February 1, 2021