Storm Watch: Amtrak cancels Northeast travel Monday, MARC trains will also shut down

Updated Oct. 28, 2012, 3:21 p.m.

Amtrak announced Sunday it has cancelled all trains traveling on the Northeast Corridor Monday and after 7 p.m. Sunday.

The route includes dozens of stops in major cities including D.C., Philadelphia, New York, New Haven and Boston and will strand hundreds along the East Coast. More than 4,000 flights have also been cancelled for Sunday and Monday, according to ABC News.

Amtrak began cancelling trains with stops in D.C. Saturday, warning that more cancellations could come as Hurricane Sandy moves north.

Passengers are reimbursed for trains they are not able to reschedule.The Maryland Transit Administration  issued an advisory Sunday that MARC trains will not run on Monday. A decision on whether or not they will run Tuesday will be announced by Monday night.

The MTA will make a call by Sunday night about whether or not to run its commuter buses – a decision that hinges on whether or not the federal government shuts down Monday.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the D.C. area Monday. Graphic from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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