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Amtrak continues to restore Northeast routes post-storm


CAPITOL REGION, N.Y. – Right now things are running pretty smoothly at the Rensselaer Amtrak station.

Still some cancellations but many today say they're thankful that much of the limited service is now back on track.

"We're used to it up here so we can clean it up pretty quickly," said Barbara Constantine of Cherry Valley.

Some tracks weren't as easy to clear up as the tracks near Albany after the storm left three feet of snow on other northeast tracks in Boston and beyond, causing still some delays and cancellations Sunday.

"It was a long trip," said Mario Dobbins of Albany.

Mario Dobbins' train was delayed nearly an hour coming in from Chicago. And Barbara Constantine waited patiently for her friend to come in from NYC.

"It's 15 minutes late according to that. Yeah he was supposed to be here at 3:45," said Constantine.

Constantine like many other travelers Sunday was thankful that the majority of limited services had been restored.

"I'm waiting for somebody because his friend is in the hospital and thank god the trains are running otherwise he would have been stuck in NYC so I'm very happy everything went well," said Constantine.

There was still a cancellation here coming in from Boston.

On Monday, Amtrak will offer expanded, but still limited, service on the Northeast Corridor between New York and Boston, including the addition of Acela Express service.

The Springfield Shuttle service (New Haven, Conn. - Springfield, Mass.) will operate limited service.

Service on the Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine - Boston), Empire Service (New York - Albany, N.Y.) and Vermonter (St. Albans, Vt. - Washington, D.C.) will operate as scheduled.

Amtrak crews continue to clear the tracks of deep snow, remove downed trees and make necessary repairs to restore full train service in the Northeast following the severe winter storm.

It's best to check with Amtrak for any questions on a particular route as it continues to restore services.

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