Amtrak To Suspend Some Service For Inauguration

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains will not travel in Virginia next week leading up to the Presidential Inauguration. Customers will not be able to use Amtrak Northeast services south of Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, or Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The Northeast Regional line won’t be operating in Norfolk, Richmond, Lynchburg or Roanoke on Tuesday or Wednesday.

“After last week’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, we are taking extra steps to continue ensuring the safety of our employees and customers in Washington, D.C., and across our network as we prepare for the Inauguration,” Amtrak said in a statement.

CBS News reports:

President-elect Joe Biden will no longer take an Amtrak train to Washington ahead of Inauguration Day next week, according to a person familiar with the plans. It is not yet clear how Mr. Biden will travel to the inauguration.

As of Tuesday, the Biden team was still planning the train arrival event, CBS News was told.

But the sudden change in plans came as the president-elect was briefed on Wednesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service about security concerns surrounding Inauguration Day, following the attack on the Capitol on January 6.