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Amtrak Cancels Some Long-Haul Trains on Threat of Freight Strike

Sept. 12, 2022, 8:33 PM

Amtrak is preemptively canceling trips on three of its long-distance routes that operate on freight rail-owned tracks and adjusting schedules on other routes due to a possible strike by two of the country’s largest rail unions.

The rail operator, whose workforce is not involved in the labor talks, is “closely monitoring” the ongoing negotiations, it said Monday. The suspension of service on the three routes as of Tuesday could spread to all long distance and most state-supported routes.

“Amtrak has now begun phased adjustments to our service in preparation for a possible freight rail service interruption later this week. Such ...