Amtrak Suspends NY-DC Nonstop Train Over Coronavirus Concerns

Contributed by Kevin Jackson

Amtrak told passengers that it would be suspending its nonstop Acela train between DC and NY from March 10 until May 26. Passengers can still use their service to get between the cities through slower, connecting lines.

The transit company announced that in addition to scheduling changes it would be “increasing the frequency of cleaning services to multiple times a day, and in some cases, on an hourly basis.” This comes during an increasing number of cancellations around the country as the coronavirus continues its global spread.


Amtrak customers can view their website or Twitter page for updates in their region. Additionally, they are waiving change fees on all new and existing reservations before April 30th.