Amtrak Service Interruptions Continue

All Amtrak service to and from New Orleans is temporarily suspended through September 1, following the landfall of Hurricane Isaac. This includes the Crescent which serves Meridian.

No alternate transportation is available to and from New Orleans and the three cities where Amtrak service will temporarily originate and terminate.

Crescent, Trains 19 & 20
This daily service from New York and Washington will terminate and originate in Atlanta, rather than New Orleans, with no service on this route in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana through September 1. Norfolk Southern Railway owns, controls and maintains the segment of the Crescent route in the affected states. Amtrak is working closely with Norfolk Southern regarding repairs being made and reopening of the tracks for freight and Amtrak trains.

Sunset Limited, Trains 1 & 2
This three-days-weekly service from Los Angeles and Tucson will terminate and originate in San Antonio, rather than New Orleans, with no service on this route in Louisiana or in Beaumont or Houston, Texas, eastbound through September 3 and westbound through September 2. BNSF Railway Co. owns, controls and maintains most of the Louisiana segment of the Sunset Limited route. Amtrak is working closely with BNSF regarding repairs being made and reopening of the tracks for freight and Amtrak trains.

Amtrak Thruway Bus Connections at Houston to and from Longview and Galveston are continuing to operate.

City of New Orleans, Trains 58 & 59
This daily service from Chicago will terminate and originate in Memphis, rather than New Orleans, with no service on this route in Mississippi and Louisiana through September 3. CN owns, controls and maintains the segment of the City of New Orleans route in the affected states. Amtrak is working closely with CN regarding repairs being made and reopening of the tracks for freight and Amtrak trains.

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.


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