Amtrak recovers after power outage at Washington, D.C. Union Station caused delays

Amtrak is getting back on track after a power outage at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station caused delays on its popular Northeast Corridor routes Friday. 

Early Friday morning, Amtrak announced on Twitter that all service to and from Washington was suspended due to the outage. Power was restored and trains started moving, but there were “residual delays” throughout the day, according to Amtrak’s Twitter feed.

As of 2 p.m., power was still out at the gates and platform at Union Station, but had been restored to operate signals allow trains to run. An Amtrak spokeswoman says trains were back on schedule after delays ranging from 31 to 90 minutes due to the outage.

Amtrak’s Acela and Regional trains between Washington, D.C., and Boston are its most popular, especially on the weekend before Christmas.

The train service also mentioned that “Commuter Train interference west of New Haven” was causing a delay on an Acela train on Friday.

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