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Amtrak, Metro North service still suspended


As people start to recover from Sandy, several forms of public transportation are still down and it is unclear when they will be functioning again.

Officials from Amtrak spent Tuesday inspecting and assessing the damage to tunnels, tracks, equipment and stations.

In the Northeast corridor, most Amtrak service remained suspended on Tuesday. The company is expected to make a decision on when it will resume services later Tuesday.

Amtrak customers are encouraged to monitor the and check for updates.

CT Transit will resume bus service around noon Tuesday in the Hartford, New Britain, Wallingford, Meriden and Waterbury areas.

Metro-North has suspended all train service because of damage caused by Sandy. Officials are still assessing the damage and trying to determine when it will be possible to restore service. 

There are several power outages, trees down and flood damage caused from Sandy throughout Metro North territory.

At his news conference Tuesday morning, Gov. Dannel Malloy said he lifted the travel ban he put into place ahead of Sandy, which, he said, prevented crashes.

All commercial flights at Bradley International Airport resumed Tuesday morning. At Tweed Airport, several flights have been canceled.

"Throughout the storm, we were open. There was not a lot of commercial flight activity," said Bradley Airport Spokesman John Wallace. "But, the airport did remain open for emergency purposes and diversions."

Airport officials are still advising customers to check with their airline regarding the status of their flights.

They are also asking people to be patient as they are working to "put all the pieces together" and said it could take a couple of days to get back to normal schedule.

"We are slowly ramping back up through the course of today," Wallace said.

Peter Pan bus service was canceled out of Hartford for Tuesday, however, the following services will resume Wednesday at 5:45 a.m.  

  • Boston-Hartford
  • Boston-Springfield
  • Springfield-Amherst
  • Springfield-Providence

Peter Pan Bus travel to and from New York City are canceled until further notice.

The Port Jefferson Ferry will resume service on Wednesday at 6 a.m. However, the Cross Sound Ferry has canceled all services on Wednesday.

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