Travelers turn to trains to avoid trouble

December 28, 2010 3:09:31 PM PST
People using Amtrak service to and from the Northeast saw delays and cancelations Tuesday. However, passengers told ABC-11 Eyewitness News that rail delays were far better than the alternative.

Air travel in the Northeast was snarled by heavy snow, and some travelers turned to trains when their flights were canceled.

Chris Badali came to Raleigh’s Amtrak station Tuesday morning hoping to find a way home. “My flight’s been delayed the last two days, canceled obviously because of the snowstorm. And they rebooked me on a flight this morning for literally the third time, and it’s been canceled,” Badali said.

Others said they were trying to get away from home. Danica Czerkaski of Raleigh said, “There were no flights, and I fly standby, so that was that. I couldn’t drive up here, because it was an additional four hours.”

Amtrak officials say service in the Northeast continues to be limited, but trains from Raleigh seem to be making up time on the way. They are hoping the schedule will be back on track Wednesday.

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