Amtrak suspended its Nonstop Acela service between Washington, D.C. And New York as one of its security measures in the wake of fears over coronavirus outbreak.
The Acela nonstop service (including trains 2401, 2402 and 2403) between New York City and D.C. starting on Tuesday, March 10. Won’t run until Tuesday 26th May. It does not impact the other high-speed Acela route operated by Amtrak, which operates with short stops many times a day between Washington, New York, and Boston.
Amtrak unveiled measures aimed at safeguarding the health of its passengers and staff, including more regular cleaning of trains and platforms, ensuring the supply of sanitizers and disinfectants, and discussing good hygiene standards with personnel.
“We are closely monitoring the coronavirus and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts,” Amtrak said, and that there are no immediate restrictions on travel.
Amtrak recently announced that it has seen a record 32.5 million riders after the end of its fiscal year in 2019.