Cold weather disrupts train services in US

US train operator Amtrak is reporting disruptions to its north-east services due to the extremely low temperatures.

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Due to extreme cold forecasted to impact the Northeast, #Amtrak will operate a modified schedule on the NEC & Empire Line on Tues, Jan.7.

Services have been suspended between Philadelphia and Baltimore, although it was not clear if this was weather-related.

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Acela/Northeast Regional service is temp suspended btwn PHL/BAL due to mechanical problems involving the overhead electrical system.

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