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Conn. Train Derailment Disrupts Amtrak Service, Strains Boston-NYC Buses

BOSTON — Amtrak service from Boston to New York is suspended indefinitely due to the derailment of a Metro-North train in Connecticut on Friday. Other travel options between the two cities are selling out fast.

Every BoltBus trip Monday from South Station to New York City is sold out. As of this morning, Greyhound, Peter Pan and Megabus still had tickets available but most were for afternoon trips.

Greyhound Bus spokesman Timothy Stokes says the company has seen more passengers since Friday.

“Luckily, Memorial Day is quickly approaching,” Stokes said. “That’s one of our busiest times of the year so we were prepared to accommodate the increased passenger activity we’ve seen so far.”

Amtrak is providing bus service for customers from New Haven to New York’s Grand Central Station. Passengers still have to get to Penn Station, Amtrak’s typical New York City stop, on their own. Amtrak has not yet announced when they plan to start full Northeast Regional service again.

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