Amtrak suspends service between New York and Boston

April 19, 2013

(Nikki Kahn — The Washington Post)

UPDATE, 12:44 P.M.:

Amtrak has suspended all service between New York and Boston. Amtrak and Northeast Regional trains continue running normally between D.C. and New York, but trains are not traveling north of New York.

For some travelers, the news came after they were already on the move. Mike McGrath was on a Northeast Regional train leaving D.C. shortly after noon when he learned the train would not go beyond New York, he told the Post’s Melissa Bell.

After a family vacation in D.C., “we thought we’d be able to get as far as Providence,” said McGrath, 42, an IT manager. He and a friend were trying to figure out their next move, debating renting a car, trying to board a local commuter train or just staying overnight in New York, he told Bell.

Earlier:

Amtrak has suspended Acela and Northeast Regional service between Boston and Providence, R.I., due to the ongoing police activity in and around Boston. (Follow live updates here.)

Service is operating normally between D.C. and New York, according to Amtrak.

Amtrak’s Downeaster service is running a modified schedule with no service to Boston, while the Springfield Shuttle between New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass., is still running normally.

[The headline of this item has been updated.]

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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