Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

So much for alternative transportation in snow

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Every so often when I’ve been stuck in snowbound traffic from Milwaukee to Waukesha, some smart asses will comment stupidly that if we only had trains, none of us would have to be stuck in snow. Unless Strelnikov is driving the train, snow likes to play havoc with trains, too.

As more snow blankets the Northeast, our friends at Amtrak have stopped the Boston to NY service.

There will be no more trains from New York to Boston after 5 p.m., and service between Boston and New York will shut down following a 5:10 p.m. departure. That’s a total of eight trains canceled — five to Boston and three to New York.

Service between Boston and Portland, Maine, is also canceled, as are trains between Richmond and Newport News, Va.

The difference, of course, is that you can’t just listen to a traffic report and figure out an alternate route home. I guess you could always hop on the bicycle.

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