Few Delays for Amtrak on Monday After Weekend Snowstorm

By Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
Nicholas Zifcak
December 21, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

A skier makes his way down a snow-covered street December 19, 2009 in Washington, DC.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
A skier makes his way down a snow-covered street December 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
As of Monday morning, some Amtrak trains were still delayed by the snowfall that hit the East Coast this past weekend.

“We're operating nearly full schedule in Washington, DC to New York and beyond in the northeastern region," said Cliff Black in Amtrak's Washington, DC office.

For Monday Dec. 21, some regularly scheduled trains were canceled in the eastern region to allow Amtrak to reposition trains and ease congestion. Many of the cancellations were earlier Monday morning, although there were still some delays in the "half-hour category" said Black.

Most Acela trains will run on schedule, with one canceled and one running on a modified schedule.
Four Harrisburg-Philadelphia Keystone trains were canceled for Monday. Further details are available on Amtrak's Web site www.amtrak.com.

The holiday season is a busy time for Amtrak. Trains between Washington DC and New York were full this past weekend. According to Black, "Amtrak continued to operate in the teeth of the blizzard."