Travel Alert: Hurricane Florence

Travel Alert: Hurricane Florence

Update Sep 24, 2018

Amtrak has announced that they are resuming scheduled operations following severe weather in the Southeast due to Hurricance Florence, as follows:

The Auto Train (Lorton, VA. – Sanford, FL) Trains 52 & 53 and Silver Meteor (New York, NY – Miami, FL) Trains 97 & 98 will resume service today, Sep 24.

The Palmetto (New York, NY – Savannah, GA) Trains 89 & 90 will resume service on Tuesday, Sep 25.

Silver Star (New York, NY – Miami, FL) Trains 91 & 92 will continue to operate on a modified schedule between Jacksonville, FL and Miami, FL.

Read Amtrak’s full service update notice here.

Greyhound has resumed some of its scheduled services as well. However, due to road closures in North and South Carolina, service to the following cities will remain canceled until further notice:

Edenton, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Greenville, NC
Jacksonville, NC
Lumberton, NC
Myrtle Beach, SC
New Bern, NC
Smithfield, NC
Wallace, NC
Washington, NC
Whiteville, NC
Wilmington, NC

Read Greyhound’s full service update notice here.

For the latest information, please contact the bus or train carrier directly to inquire about the status of your trip.


Update Sep 18, 2018 @ 2pm

Amtrak has issued an update on their service:

Amtrak Northeast Regional service will resume regular, scheduled service in Virginia and cities in the Northeast on Tuesday, Sep 18.

Amtrak will continue to modify service through Thursday, Sep 20. For the safety of customers and employees, the schedules for several trains will be adjusted.

Trains cancelled through Tuesday, Sep 18:

Crescent (New York, NY – New Orleans, LA) Trains 19 & 20

Trains cancelled through Thursday, Sept. 20:

Auto Train (Lorton, VA – Sanford, FL) Trains 52 & 53
Silver Meteor (New York, NY – Miami, FL) Trains 97 & 98

The following trains will operate on a modified schedule:

Silver Star (New York, NY – Miami, FL) – Trains 91 & 92 will operate between Jacksonville, FL and Miami only through Thursday, Sep 20.

Palmetto (New York, NY – Savannah, GA) Trains 89 & 90 will operate between New York, NY and Washington, DC only through Thursday, Sep 20.

Read Amtrak’s full service update notice here.

We have received no further update from Greyhound regarding their service. If you need to travel, please contact Greyhound’s customer care team at 1-833-233-8507 for the latest information.


Update Sep 11, 2018 @ 10am

The following carriers have modified their service in light of Hurricane Florence:

Amtrak

Amtrak is modifying service beginning Wednesday, Sep 12, through Sunday, Sep 16. The following trains will be adjusted:

Trains canceled Wednesday, Sep 12 – Sunday, Sep 16:

Auto Train (Lorton, VA – Sanford, FL) trains 52-53

Silver Meteor (New York, NY – Miami, FL) trains 97-98

Crescent (New York, NY – New Orleans, LA) trains 19-20

Trains canceled Thursday, Sep 13 – Sunday, Sep 16:

Carolinian (New York, NY – Charlotte, NC) trains 79-80

Piedmont (Raleigh, NC – Charlotte, NC) trains 73-78

Silver Star (New York, NY – Miami, FL) trains 91-92 will operate between Jacksonville, FL and Miami, FL only, beginning Wednesday, Sep 12 – Sunday, Sep 16

The following trains will operate on a modified schedule:

Palmetto (New York, NY – Savannah, GA) trains 89-90 will operate between New York, NY and Washington, DC on Wednesday, Sep 12 – Sunday, Sep 16.

Cardinal (Chicago, IL – New York, NY) trains 50-51 will operate between Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL only between Thursday, Sep 13 and Sunday, Sep 16.

Northeast Regional service will not operate south of Washington, DC. The following trains will operate between Washington, DC and points north, between Thursday, Sep 13 and Sunday, Sep 16: 171, 83, 85, 164, 82, 88, 194, 156, 66, 65, 195, 156, 66, 65, 195, 157, 145, 99, 84, 176, 94, 66, 67, 95, 125, 171, 93, 85, 86, 174, 84, and 87

Additionally, Northeast Regional trains 94 will operate from Richmond – Staples Mill to Boston. Northeast Regional trains 174, 84, 176, 94, 66, 67 and 171 will operate between Washington, DC and points North on Monday, Sep 17 – Tuesday, Sep 18.

Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling their reservation center at 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Read Amtrak’s full service update notice here.

 

Greyhound

According to Greyhound, service to the following cities may be impacted over the upcoming days:

Ahoskie, NC
Annapolis, MD
Cambridge, MD
Easton, MD
Edenton, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
Goldsboro, NC
Greenville, NC
Hampton, VA
Jacksonville, NC
Kinston, NC
Mardela, MD
Myrtle Beach, SC
New Bern, NC
Norfolk, VA
Salisbury, MD
Smithfield, NC
Tarboro, NC
Vienna, MD
Virginia Beach, VA
Wallace, NC
Washington, NC
Williamsburg, VA
Wilmington, NC
Wilson, NC

Please check for service availability prior to booking your trip. If you have already purchased a ticket and would like to have your trip refunded or reissued, please contact Greyhound’s customer care team at 1-833-233-8507 and they will be happy to assist you.

Read Greyhound’s full service update notice here.


Hey there wanderers,

Please be advised that Hurricane Florence is expected to significantly impact the southeastern coastline of the mainland United States throughout the upcoming days. 

Due to the severe weather conditions that are expected, a number of bus and train carriers may suspend or delay their scheduled service. We will be updating this page and our Twitter feed as more information becomes available from our bus and train travel partners.

The National Hurricane Center has forecast that Florence will be a major hurricane (Category 3 or 4). According to The Weather Channel, the coastal impact of Florence is expected to reach its peak Thursday and Thursday night with tropical storm-force winds expected to arrive as soon as Wednesday night. Heavy rains may continue well into the weekend or early next week as well.

The states where Florence is expected to hit the hardest include Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. However, coastal areas in Georgia and farther north into the Mid-Atlantic should keep an eye on Florence for any changes in the forecast.

We strongly advise you to avoid traveling during the hurricane. If you already have plans to travel to or within the affected areas, please contact the bus or train carrier directly to inquire about the status of your trip.

Please take necessary precautions when traveling during the hurricane and stay safe!

The Wanderu Team