Amtrak services between New York and Boston suspended for the remainder of Saturday

All Amtrak service between New York Penn Station and Boston South Station has been suspended for the remainder of Saturday, the company said, due to power outages.

Amtrak said in a service update posted to its website at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday that trains would no longer run due to a “faulty circuit breaker” that had caused a widespread power outage on all tracks between Penn Station and New Haven Union Station in Connecticut.

The company said it will continue to keep customers updated as new information becomes available.

People with affected tickets will “normally be reassigned to trains with similar departure times or on another day,” Amtrak said. The company also will not charge extra fees to people who want to change their tickets because of the outage.

On Saturday morning, the company said all service was “suspended until further notice,” citing the power issue. According to the Amtrak Northeast account on X, a number of delays and cancellations were already underway at the time of the morning announcement, and continued throughout the day.

The company had expected service to resume around 12 p.m. ET, but continued to cancel trips throughout the afternoon, according to updates on the X account.

Shortly before noon, Amtrak suspended all trains from Boston and estimated that service would resume at 3 p.m. ET.

A record 71 million people are expected to be on the road over the July 4 holiday weekend, AAA said, with 5.7 million more travelers than pre-pandemic levels. The agency said more than 4.6 million people are expected to travel by train, bus and cruise.

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