CSX continue to fix washouts; Amtrak service remains modified into mid-week

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In an updated customer service advisory, CSX Transportation says that additional rail lines have been restored in the south, but washout repairs and a lack of electricity is keeping other lines from reopening.

CSX has fully restored all rail lines in Florida and as of Monday night, the railroad had reopened the follow main line routes in Georgia and North Carolina:

• Jacksonville, Fla., to Savannah, Ga.
• Augusta, Ga., to Savannah, Ga.
• Rocky Mount, N.C., to Hamlet, N.C.

According to the railroad, commercial power for the main line from Savannah, Ga., to Pembroke, N.C., was not yet available as of Monday evening. In response, engineering crews have been deploying more than 1,000 generators to help power crossing gates, defect detectors, and other wayside signals. Crews are also working through extensive washout conditions and flooded areas in both North and South Carolina.

Crews were still assessing extent of damage on the following subdivisions:

• Portsmouth subdivision in Virginia.
• Tarboro, Parmele, W&W, and the Wilmington subdivisions in North Carolina.
• Andrews, Georgetown, Charleston, Eastover, Lane, Orangeburg, Creston, and Cross subdivisions in South Carolina.

The railroad has yet to release a timeline that outlines when full service will be restored to the rail lines that remain closed on Tuesday.

In response, Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods tells Trains News Wire that Silver Meteor trains Nos. 97 and 98 between New York City and Miami and the Auto Train Nos. 52 and 53 between Lorton, Va., and Sanford, Fla., are cancelled for Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Northeast Regional service in Virginia has been restored and Amtrak’s Carolinian trains nos. 79 and 80 are resuming normal service on Tuesday, as well.
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