Amtrak will not run trains on Friday between New York City and Albany, the company said Thursday — as rail service from D.C. to Boston remained out-of-commission hours after Hurricane Ida barreled through the northe ast.
“Due to severe weather with significant rainfall along the Northeast Corridor, all Amtrak service between Washington, D.C. and Boston on Thursday, September 2 is canceled,” the railroad said in a statement.
The company’s “Empire Service” between NYC and Albany operates on the same tracks as Metro-North’s Hudson Line, which also remained shuttered as of Thursday afternoon.
“We do not anticipate train service will be restored today, Sept. 2. on the East of Hudson lines due to significant track washouts, fallen trees, mudslides, damaged power and signal equipment, and collapsed buildings impacting our tracks & rights of way,” Metro-North tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Amtrak officials would not say if trains would resume Friday between D.C. and Boston. An announcement will be made later Thursday evening, a spokesman said.