Amtrak Sends Out Crews, Equipment Along Key Routes in Northeast
By James Ruggia
October 29, 2012 8:50 PM
Amtrak is continuously monitoring Hurricane Sandy as it approaches the East Coast. In addition to monitoring the storm’s path, Amtrak crews and equipment are being deployed to key locations along Amtrak-owned tracks in the Northeast. The crews will monitor, protect and make any necessary repairs to the tracks, equipment and stations, including likely removal of trees and other debris from the tracks and the overhead electrical wires after the storm passes. Furthermore, the Amtrak Police Department will be adding officers as necessary to support operational needs. At this time, all trains are operating as scheduled. Amtrak will continue to monitor the hurricane as it progresses and issue service updates as necessary.