Hurricane Earl takes aim at Amtrak
Not really. But Amtrak has suspended service between New York and Boston until sometime tomorrow. The rail line had planned to suspend service beginning this afternoon, but a tree fell across electrical lines in New London, Conn., and that was the end of that. From Amtrak's press release:
Overhead electrical system damage from a tree which fell from outside Amtrak property in Connecticut and more severe weather forecasted this evening has led Amtrak to suspend all through service between New York and Boston (South Station).
Those passengers currently on Amtrak trains in the affected area are being returned to their stations.
While tooling around their website, I also noticed that as of Sept. 1, Amtrak is no longer accepting money orders or travelers checks as payment. Probably not a big deal. The days of travelers checks seem of a bygone era. I do think money orders are still somewhat popular in some communities, though. Soon we'll all have an embedded strip in our bodies to pay for everything. I look forward to that.