Amtrak, SunRail Cancel Service Ahead of Storm

Tropical Storm Nicole was expected to make landfall in Florida on Thursday as the first hurricane to hit the U.S. in November in four decades. Photo by Steve Barry.

Amtrak, SunRail Cancel Service Ahead of Storm

By Railfan & Railroad Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Passenger railroads in Florida were canceling or adjusting services as the first storm in 40 years to hit the United States as a hurricane in November took aim at the Sunshine State. 

According to CNN, the storm was expected to strike Florida on Thursday as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was expected to hit an area still reeling from Hurricane Ian earlier this fall. The National Weather Service was warning of coastal flooding, waves and rip currents from Florida to North Carolina. 

On Tuesday, Amtrak announced that the Silver Meteor departing New York City on November 8, would terminate in Jacksonville, Fla. Additional cancelations and adjustments were expected. SunRail in Orlando had canceled all service for Wednesday. And Brightline and Tri-Rail were telling passengers that they were monitoring the storm and would adjust service as needed. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

This article was posted on: November 8, 2022