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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Amtrak officials say that due to the winter storm now moving up the East Coast, Amtrak will operate a modified schedule Thursday.

Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.) are expected to operate a normal schedule.

Amtrak plans to operate all Keystone Service (New York - Harrisburg), most Northeast Regional service (Boston - Washington) and Crescent (New York-New Orleans) and Northeast Regional services. Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.) will continue to operate a normal schedule.

In a press release officials say the following are operating a reduced frequencies or modified schedules:

  • Acela Express (Washington – Boston)
  • Northeast Regional service (Boston - Lynchburg/Newport News/Norfolk)
  • Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.)
  • and Empire Service (New York – Albany, N.Y.)

These long-distance services are canceled:

Crescent (New York – New Orleans),

  • Auto Train (Lorton, Va. – Sanford, Fla.),
  • Carolinian (New York – Charlotte),
  • Palmetto (New York – Savannah) and Piedmont (Raleigh – Charlotte)

Officials say the Silver Meteor (New York – Miami) Train 98 is canceled and the Silver Star will only operate between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami. Amtrak Thruway Bus services associated with canceled trains will not run.

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