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Amtrak is canceling its remaining long-distance routes in anticipation of potential disruptions due to a potential freight railroad strike.

Starting Thursday, all Amtrak long-distance trains will be cancelled, Amtrak announced Wednesday.


Amtrak said It will operate only trains this week Those who have sufficient time to reach their destination before the strike or the lockdown will be allowed to start after midnight on Friday.

The rail service says it has “started a phased adjustment” earlier this week in the event that contract talks with its unions have not been resolved before the Friday strike deadline.

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Amtrak in conversation. Not included or its workforce, but many of its trains run on freight rail tracks. According to Amtrak, nearly all of its 21,000 route miles outside the Northeast Corridor (NEC) are on track owned, maintained and dispatched by freight railroads.

“These adjustments are necessary to ensure that if there is no solution in negotiations, trains can reach their terminals before goods rail service is disrupted,” Amtrak said in a statement.

Amtrak declined to provide details about how many people would be affected by the cancellation.

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Here are all the affected trains:

Service already suspended on Tuesday include:

Southwest Chief: Runs between Chicago and Los Angeles

Empire Builder: Runs between Chicago and the Portland/Seattle area

California Zephyr: Runs between Chicago and the San Francisco area

Train 421 part of the Texas Eagle: Runs between Los Angeles and San Antonio

Services suspended on Wednesday include:

City of New Orleans: runs between Chicago and New Orleans

Coast Starlight: Runs between Seattle and Los Angeles

Crescent: Runs between New York and New Orleans

Lake Shore Limited: Runs between New York and Chicago

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Silver Star: Runs between New York and the Tampa/Miami area

Sunset Limited: Runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles

Texas Eagle: Runs between Chicago and Los Angeles.

Services to be suspended on Thursday include:

Auto Train: Runs between the Washington, DC, area and the Orlando, Florida, area.

Capital Limited: Runs between Washington, DC and Chicago

Cardinal: Runs between New York and Chicago

Palmetto: Runs between New York and the Tampa/Miami area. Impact Services South of Washington, DC


Most travel along the Northeast Corridor, which runs from Boston through New York to Washington, D.C. and branch lines to Albany, New York, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; And Springfield, Massachusetts, won’t be affected, according to Amtrak.

Acela, its flagship service along the Northeast Corridor, will have a normal schedule and “according to Amtrak, only a small number of Northeast regional departures will be affected.

Amtrak plans to inform Will affect and potentially affect customers of the situation and offer to change the reservation to another travel date. The rail service will waive any difference in fares for departures till October 31 or offer passengers a full refund without cancellation charges.