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Weather Affecting Travel


If you plan to travel on Friday, check the transportation company’s schedule because several have changed service plans because of the storm.

Several flights at Bradley Airport are canceled and all commercial activity is canceled as of 1:30 p.m.

CT Transit is operating as usual on Friday morning, but will be running early dismissal services on express routes for people who get out of work early. General Manager of David Lee said the transit company will probably suspend service early tonight. What happens tomorrow has not yet been determined. The best-case scenario is a delay. An alert on the CTTransit Web site says all local bus service will cease around 6 p.m.

Metro-North is adding extra trains during the early afternoon on Friday to help customers return home and there will be fewer trains during the evening peak.

Train combinations and cancellations are possible at any time, but increase in likelihood as the evening progresses to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm. For more details, visit the MTA Website.

Amtrak is reducing service on its Acela Express and Northeast Regional routes between New York and Boston.

Southbound service out of Boston South Station will be suspended following the departures of Northeast Regional train # 137 at 1:40 p.m. and Acela Express train # 2167 at 1:15 p.m.

Northbound service out of New York's Penn Station will be suspended following the departures of Northeast Regional train # 86 at 12:30 p.m. and Acela Express train # 2160 at 1:03 p.m.

The Springfield Shuttle service, between Springfield, Massachusetts and New Haven, will be suspended following the departure of train # 493 at 10:30 a.m. from Springfield.

Vermonter service is also canceled in each direction between Springfield, MA & St. Albans, Vermont.

Downeaster service is suspended following the southbound departure of train # 682 from Brunswick, Maine at 7:05 a.m. The last northbound departure from Boston North Station will be train # 683, scheduled to depart at 1 p.m.

Determinations about service for Saturday, February 9 will be made on Friday.

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel because of the service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

More information is posted on Amtrak’s Web site.

Peter Pan has canceled service north of New York City on Friday, including all Foxwoods casino service, until further notice.  The list of what routes that affects is posted on the Peter Pan Web site.

Greyhound service has also been affected. The schedule is posted on their Web site.

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