PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — For the second time in less than a week, a storm rolled into the Northeast with wet, heavy snow Wednesday, grounding flights, closing schools and bringing another round of power outages to a corner of the country still recovering from the previous blast of winter.
Amtrak’s modified winter storm service has been restored after a temporary suspension between New York City and Boston, Mass. Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express services will continue to operate on a modified schedule on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and adjacent surrounding areas on Thursday, March 8.
For the latest on the modified schedule, CLICK HERE.
SEPTA says bus service is expected to resume on most routes on Thursday, March 8, however, some may still be suspended or detoured due to street conditions from the storm.
Trains are operating a modified Saturday schedule.
Wilmington/Newark will operate enhanced service to Newark and Churchman’s Crossing. Trains are subject to delays of up to 30 minutes due to weather.
Routes 109, 131, 21, 3, 5, 52, 91 : Service has resumed. Expect residual delays while full operations are restored.
Routes 1, 124, 125, 129, 130, 133, 139, 14, 19, 2, 20, 201, 204, 205, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 310, 35, 39, 44, 47M, 50, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 67, 70, 73, 75, 77, 78, 8, 80, 84, 88, 89, 92, 94, 95, 97, 99, BLVDDIR, H, J, K, L, LUCY, XH : Service is suspended until further notice due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.
West Trenton : Inbound train #331 has been canceled due to equipment and crew shortages.
Airport : Outbound train #9471 is canceled from Center City to the airport due to crew issues.
Chestnut Hill East : Please board all trains off the inbound platforms from Wister to Chestnut Hill East Station due to single track operations for the remainder of the evening the service day.
Trenton : Service is suspended for the remainder to the service day due to Amtrak signal power problems. Alternative service options are online.
Market/Frankford Line : Trains will operate all night on Wednesday, March 7 for passenger convenience. NiteOwl bus service will not operate.
Broad Street Line : Trains will operate all night on Wednesday, March 7 for passenger convenience. NiteOwl bus service will not operate.
To get the complete schedule details, please visit SEPTA’s site.
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT:
NJ TRANSIT says they plan on resuming bus service statewide for Thursday, March 8 beginning at 4 a.m.
Rail service on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Pascack Valley Line is expected to operate on regular weekday service.
However, Raritan Valley, Atlantic City, Main/Bergen County, Port Jervis and Morristown, Gladstone Branch and Montclair Boonton lines were heavily impacted by the storm. The storm’s heavy, wet snow toppled trees and blew overhead wires onto the rails, which has caused significant cleanup efforts. The severe conditions, particularly in along the Morris & Essex Lines in Morris County where snowfall accumulations were greatest, have rendered much of the rail infrastructure inaccessible. Crews will be working throughout the night to assess and restore service on these lines as quickly as possible. Service updates on these lines will be announced as they become available.
Read more on the status of New Jersey Transit HERE.