WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Amtrak is continuously monitoring Hurricane Sandy as the storm approaches the East Coast, according to an Amtrack statement.

Amtrak crews and equipment are being sent to key locations along Amtrak-owned tracks in the Northeast.

The crews will monitor, protect and repair tracks, equipment and stations, including likely removal of trees and other debris from the tracks and the overhead electrical wires after the storm passes.

The Amtrak Police Department will be adding officers as necessary to support operational needs.

As of Friday afternoon, all trains are operating as scheduled. Amtrak will continue to monitor the hurricane as it progresses and issue service updates as necessary.

Passengers are advised to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at Amtrak.com.

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