Amtrak Resumes Limited Service from NYC to Boston After Cancellations
Amtrak's high speed Acela at Washington's Union Station seen after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced in Philadelphia that the U.S. government will dedicate $53 billion over six years to build new high-speed rail networks and make existing ones faster, February 8, 2011. Larry Downing / Reuters
The Northeast Corridor is the busiest vein of Amtrak’s network. Prolonged delays and cancellations only exacerbate the aggravation felt by travelers who have experienced Europe or Asia’s high-speed rail.
Acela service was canceled last week after a failure in the electrical system that powers the Metro-North Railroad section of the Northeast Corridor. A temporary fix was made over the weekend.
Acela service restarted Monday, but only five trains are running daily in each direction, rather than 10.
Amtrak says it will announce service plans for Tuesday later on Monday.
Acela and regional trains stop in Providence, while regional trains stop in South Kingstown and Westerly.
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