Amtrak announces cancellations, schedule changes because of hurricane

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Amtrak's Auto Train departs Sanford, Fla. The train is among those cancelled because of the approaching Hurricane Florence.
TRAINS: David Lassen

NEW YORK — Amtrak will cancel much of its service in the southeastern U.S. and modify other schedules beginning Wednesday, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurrican Florence.

The following trains have been cancelled Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 16:

— The Lorton, Va.-Sanford, Fla. Auto Train;

— The New York-Miami Silver Meteor;

— The New York-New Orleans Crescent.

Cancelled Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16:

— The New York-Charlotte, N.C., Carolinian;

— All Raleigh, N.C.-Charlotte Piedmonts.

Modified schedules include:

— The Silver Star will operate only between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami from Sept. 12-16.

— The Palmetto will operate only between New York and Washington, D.C., Sept. 12-16.

— The Cardinal will operate only between Chicago and Indianapolis, Sept. 13-16;

Northeast Regional train 94 will operate between Richmond (Va.) Steples Mill and Boston.

— Other Northeast Regional trains will not operate south of Washington, D.C., Sept. 13-16, and some will operate only between Washington D.C. and points north Sept. 17-18. See Amtrak’s service advisory for details.

Amtrak is waiving service charges for passengers seeking to modify their reservations; those passengers should call Amtrak’s reservation center at 800-USA-Rail. This information is subject to change as conditions warrant; those traveling should check train status at

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