Amtrak to decide on resuming limited service

Passengers traveling west on Amtrak's Empire Builder board the train en route to St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Chicago. Prolonged flooding along the Missouri River disrupted Amtrak service throughout the Midwest and west, including the Empire Builder, its most popular cross-country route. Amtrak officials say they�re the longest-lasting line closures at least a decade, and have hurt ridership during an otherwise strong year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Passengers traveling west on Amtrak's Empire Builder board the train en route to St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Chicago. Prolonged flooding along the Missouri River disrupted Amtrak service throughout the Midwest and west, including the Empire Builder, its most popular cross-country route. Amtrak officials say they�re the longest-lasting line closures at least a decade, and have hurt ridership during an otherwise strong year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says most train service in the Northeast remains suspended and a decision will be made later in the day on restoring limited service north and south of New York on Wednesday.

The railroad said in a statement that Amtrak crews are currently inspecting tunnels, tracks, equipment and stations in the Northeast to assess damage from Hurricane Sandy and are beginning to make repairs to sections of Amtrak-owned track. Amtrak said it is also working closely with other railroads on whose tracks Amtrak trains operate to determine when passenger train service can resume.

Most Amtrak service on the East Coast as far north as Boston and as far south as Raleigh, N.C. remains suspended and stations along those routes are closed.

Associated Press
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