Snow disrupts rail travel throughout Northeast

AP News
Posted: Oct 30, 2011 2:46 PM
Snow disrupts rail travel throughout Northeast

The unusual October snowstorm that's hit the East Coast has disrupted rail service, with downed trees blocking tracks and weighing down overhead power lines.

Amtrak says it has suspended service between Providence, R.I., and Boston; Harrisburg, Pa., and Philadelphia; and New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass. It also canceled a train Sunday between Washington and Pittsburgh.

Amtrak says service on the Northeast corridor between Washington and New York is operating, but subject to delays.

In the New York region, the Metro-North commuter rail line says service is suspended from suburban North White Plains to Wassaic. Service on the Danbury and Waterbury branches in Connecticut is also suspended.

New Jersey Transit says service is suspended on the Morris and Essex line and the Gladstone and Montclair branches.