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Snow Forces Some Mass Transit Systems To Modify Service Schedules For Wednesday

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The winter storm that pummeled the Delaware Valley on Tuesday has prompted some mass transit systems to modify their service schedules and make accommodations for commuters for tomorrow morning.

Amtrak

Amtrak says they will operate a modified schedule on the Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston, the Keystone Service (New York-Harrisburg, Pa.) and the Empire Line between New York City and Albany on Wednesday.

Acela Express and Northeast Regional service will operate between Boston and Washington, though passengers should expect reduced frequencies.  Service will also operate on the Empire Line between New York City and Albany and on the Keystone line between New York and Harrisburg, with reduced frequencies.

Passengers holding reservations that require modification are being accommodated on other trains and proactively notified by Amtrak Customer Service.  A range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps and 1-800-USA-RAIL – are available to assist in travel planning.

Other corridor services, including the Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Ct. – Springfield, Mass.), are expected to operate a normal schedule.

Amtrak says passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.

Call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices.

NJ Transit

Due to inclement weather, all NJ TRANSIT Rail Lines except the Atlantic City Line will operate on enhanced weekend schedule on Wednesday. To see enhanced weekend schedules from this program, type in February 17 as the date.

To see printable versions of these schedules, click HERE, then choose the Weekend/Major Holiday schedule for your line.

The Atlantic City Line will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Wednesday.

SEPTA

Subway/Elevated: Market/Frankford Line and Broad Street Line trains will continue operating on the rails overnight (replacing the normal Owl Bus Service). Service will operate every 20 minutes beginning at 12:15 a.m.

Regional Rail: Trains are operating with delays of up to 60 minutes.

Bus: Routes 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 123, 132, 139 remain suspended until further notice due to winter weather conditions. 36 bus routes are on detour. Riders should check System Status at www.septa.org for detour information.

Customer Information: Real Time Service information is available for customers at www.septa.org; our travel information center will re-open for customers at 5 a.m. at 215-580-7800.

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