MIAMI (CBS4) – Amtrak passengers in South Florida who expected to hop a train Monday for New York or other points north will have to wait a couple more days.
Amtrak crews continue to inspect and make repairs to the infrastructure along the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor, Springfield Line and Harrisburg Line in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Engineering teams are reporting areas of flooding, debris on tracks, and power issues.
On Sunday, the rail carrier canceled service the following train routes for Monday, Aug. 29th:
- Silver Meteor Trains 97 and 98 (New York – Miami)
- Silver Star Trains 91 and 92 (New York -Tampa – Miami), canceled between New York and Jacksonville; trains will operate between Jacksonville and Miami
- Auto Train Trains 52 and 53 (Sanford, Fla. – Lorton, Va.)
- Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 (New York – Charlotte, N.C.) canceled between New York and Raleigh only; trains will operate between Raleigh and Charlotte
- Palmetto Trains 89 and 90 (New York – Savannah)
Passengers who have paid for travel on canceled trains can contact Amtrak to receive refunds without fee or penalty or can rebook for future travel. If tickets have not yet printed, the refund/rebook can be done on Amtrak.com. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.