Amtrak suspends service for much of Va. ahead of snowstorm

WILMINGTON, DE - JANUARY 22:  An Amtrak worker walks along the tracks checking for debris beneath the train after it stopped January 22, 2005 near Wilmington, Delaware. Forecasters are expecting many areas of the East Coast to be hit with over a foot of snow as a winter storm creates blizzard conditions from the Midwest to the East coast.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WILMINGTON, DE - JANUARY 22: An Amtrak worker walks along the tracks checking for debris beneath the train after it stopped January 22, 2005 near Wilmington, Delaware. Forecasters are expecting many areas of the East Coast to be hit with over a foot of snow as a winter storm creates blizzard conditions from the Midwest to the East coast. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. — A looming winter storm has prompted Amtrak to suspend service for much of the Commonwealth on Saturday.

As a result, rail service officials released the following modified schedules late Thursday:

  • Northeast Regional Train 65 (Boston – Newport News, Va.) will operate between Boston and Washington, D.C.
  • Northeast Regional Train 71 (New York City – Norfolk, Va.) will operate between New York City and Washington, D.C. The Palmetto Train 89 (New York City – Savannah, Ga.) will operate between New York City and Washington, D.C.
  • The Carolinian Train 79 (New York City – Charlotte) will operate between Raleigh and Charlotte.
  • Northeast Regional Train 88 (Norfolk, Va. – Boston) will operate between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
  • Northeast Regional Trains 96 and 66 (Newport News, Va. – Boston) will operate between Washington, D.C. and Boston.
  • The Carolinian Train 80 (Charlotte – New York City) will operate between Charlotte and Raleigh.
  • The Palmetto Train 90 (Savannah, Ga. – New York City) will operate between Washington, D.C. and New York City. No alternate transportation will be provided.

Amtrak officials said these schedules could change as conditions warrant and passengers are urged to confirm their train’s status.

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