TAMPA - Amtrak has suspended a portion of its Silver Service line between Miami and Orlando, Florida, through Sunday, August 26, 2012 in advance of approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.
The host railroad in the impacted region, CSX, and Amtrak, have determined that service south of Orlando will be suspended through at least Sunday, as a precaution against potential damaging winds and flooding from heavy rainfall which are expected if Isaac makes landfall.
As a result, train 91 (Silver Star / New York to Miami) will terminate travel on Saturday in Orlando with no alternate transportation. Train 97 (Silver Meteor / New York to Miami) will also terminate travel on Saturday in Orlando with no alternate transportation.
On Sunday, August 26, train 92 (Silver Star / Miami to Jacksonville) will originate in Orlando with no alternate transportation between Miami and Orlando. Train 98 (Silver Meteor / Miami to Jacksonville) will originate in Orlando with no alternate transportation between Miami and Orlando.
In addition, Amtrak's connecting bus service between Orlando and Fort Myers has been canceled for Sunday and Monday (8/26-8/27), due to the impending severe weather conditions.
A decision on Monday's operating plan will be determined sometime Sunday.
Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.
Some reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit http://www.amtrak.com .
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