Off the Rails

Before there was government-run health insurance exchanges, there was government-run passenger rail:

Amtrak trains running between Boston and New York were delayed up 90 minutes because of the power problems. Amtrak officials said Sunday that the New York-to-Boston Acela Express will resume service Monday morning.

Meanwhile, regional Amtrak trains through that corridor — which have had to switch to diesel, a process that has caused delays of up to 90 minutes — will continue to operate that way and delays may continue, said Amtrak spokesman Craig Schultz.

Con Ed spokesman Allan Drury said the cause of the power failure to the rail line has not yet been determined. “Right now, the focus is on restoring power to the tracks,” he said.


Full service won’t be restored before October 8, they say.


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