“If the work stoppage happens, there might be no service Friday on the BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West traces,” Metra said in a news release. “Each BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, which personal and function the traces, have communicated that they may start curbing service after the night rush hour on Thursday, Sept. 15 in preparation for the potential work stoppage.”
MARC and VRE, which serve the Washington space, each mentioned that trains which run on traces owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern is not going to run within the occasion of a piece stoppage. Each of VRE’s rail traces into Virginia are operated by freight rail firms, whereas two of MARC’s three rail traces into Maryland would shut down.
“MDOT MTA recommends MARC Camden and Brunswick Line passengers plan for alternate journey choices within the occasion of a strike,” MARC mentioned in a press release. “Penn Line service is not going to be impacted on Friday, September 16, and can function full service as scheduled.”
VRE, which is presently free throughout the month of September as a result of ongoing Metro Rail Blue and Yellow station closures in Virginia, inspired clients to seek alternative commute options.
Philadelphia’s SEPTA community and New Jersey Transit confirmed that their commuter rail providers is not going to be affected by a possible strike.
“We don’t run Regional Rail on any freight tracks,” SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch mentioned. “Amtrak has instructed us that the Amtrak rail we use on the Trenton, Wilmington and Paoli traces is not going to be impacted.”
“We’ve got been working carefully with Conrail and have assurances that they may have mitigation measures in place on the acceptable areas on the Raritan Valley Line and the Atlantic Metropolis Rail Line to make sure there are not any impacts,” NJ Transit mentioned in a press release.
Amtrak trains already canceled
Amtrak started canceling some lengthy distance trains on Monday as a result of a possible work stoppage, and trains that function exterior of the Northeast Hall will principally cease working if freight rail tracks are unusable.
Amtrak mentioned there might be “no influence” to Acela providers and “minimal modifications” anticipated to Northeast Regional providers. As well as, Empire Service between New York and Albany; Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pa.; the Amtrak Hartford Line between New Haven and Springfield, Mass.; and the Downeaster between Boston and Brunswick, Maine, is not going to be affected within the occasion of a strike.