How Amtrak’s May 12 Derailment Could Affect Your Travel

by | May 14, 2015 | News

Amtrak in Fredericksburg. Photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today

By Susan Larson

NOTE: Those trying to contact passengers on the train should call the Amtrak Hotline at 1-800-523-9101.

Amtrak has suspended Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia following Tuesday’s deadly derailment just north of Philadelphia.

Amtrak trains 151 and 181 are canceled Wednesday. All MARC Penn Line service will run as scheduled.

Amtrak will run on a modified schedule between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton. Other Amtrak Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer; New Haven and Springfield, Mass., and other points will operate.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening,” the company said in a statement.

The engine and all six cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City came off the tracks just after 9 p.m. Six people have died and more than 140 are injured, some critically, NBC10.com reported.

Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call the Amtrak Incident Hotline 800-523-9101. Amtrak has also established a Family Assistance Center to work closely with family and friends of individuals on the train. Local emergency responders are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

Amtrak said it will provide additional updates, when available, including on the Amtrak blog: http://blog.amtrak.com/2015/05/amtrak-northeast-regional-train-188-north-philadelphia/

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