Amtrak is temporarily reducing train service on several routes through March because of Covid-19 related staffing shortages.
About 8% of Northeast Regional weekly departures will be suspended between Jan. 24 and March 27, the railroad told Bloomberg Government on Friday. State-supported trips will be reduced by 6% from Jan. 18 to March 27, and several long-distance routes will also run less frequently.
Amtrak reports about 97% of its employees are fully vaccinated but several hundred staff are affected by Covid infections or exposures.
The Covid absences and a general shortage of workers “reduced our ability to consistently deliver our current ...