Amtrak cancellations due to Sandy affect local passengers

Amtrak cancellations due to Sandy affect local passengers

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 7:35 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In addition to flights, most trains traveling to the northeast are canceled through Thursday.

Amtrak says all trains headed in that direction are suspended through Tuesday. Service is grinding to a halt because of high winds and heavy winds caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Thruway bus services associated with the canceled trains are also suspended and Amtrak says transportation for canceled services is not available.

The cancellations are causing headaches for passengers in North Carolina. Several passengers were stranded at the Amtrak station in Charlotte.

According to the railroad, they will contact passengers affected by the canceled trains. They encourage people to stay informed through their Facebook page and via Twitter.
 

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