Amtrak reducing service between NYC and DC amid coronavirus panic
Composite image of an Amtrak train by Buddahbless and Donald Trump (screengrab)

The transportation impacts of the coronavirus outbreak continued to expand on Friday after Amtrak announced "temporary adjustments" to their schedule.


"As we are experiencing some reduced demand for our service, we are making temporary adjustments to our schedule, such as removing train cars or canceling trains when there is a convenient alternative with a similar schedule that will have minimal impacts to customers," Amtrak said in a statement.

"Acela Nonstop trains 2401 (NY to DC), and 2402 (DC to NY) are temporarily suspended until May 26. Acela Nonstop 2403 was supposed to operate in lieu of 2401 on Thursdays and Fridays due to the infrastructure work starting on March 16. This train won't operate until at least to the end of May," an Amtrak spokesperson explained.

"The temporary suspension to Acela Nonstop is due to reduced demand for our service. Other Amtrak trains are continuing to operate on the Northeast Corridor from Virginia, Washington, D.C., to Boston, and throughout our national network."