Amtrak Resumes Limited Service Between NYC and Boston After Earlier Suspension

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    NBC 4 New York
    New York City Amtrak service to and from Boston was suspended Friday morning due to the ongoing bombing investigation. Security remained heightened at Penn Station.

    New York City Amtrak train service into and from Boston has resumed after being suspended over the ongoing marathon bombing investigation, Amtrak announced Friday evening.

    Amtrak said trains on the Northeast Corridor would run on a limited schedule, and regular service was expected to resume Saturday. 

    Mass transit in the city was suspended earlier as part of a city lockdown as police searched for one of the suspects in the marathon bombings.

    Service into and out of Boston through Coach bus companies Megabus and Bolt Bus remains canceled.

     

    Greyhound spokesman Timothy Stokes said that the company's bus service won't resume in Boston until early Saturday morning. The first express bus service into Boston will leave New York City at 2 a.m. Saturday, he said.

    People waiting for buses and other transit services in Boston were told to head home and stay inside. A no-fly zone was instituted over the Watertown area, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Logan Airport was open but operating under heightened security. 

     

    New York City mass transit continues to see heightened security since the marathon bombings, when patrols coverage and bag inspections were increased.

    At New York's Penn Station, stranded Amtrak riders trying to get to Boston remained patient. 

    Lowell, Mass. resident Joe Maloney left Baltimore for Boston Friday morning, but his train was unexpectedly stopped at Penn Station. All the passengers were told to disembark and wait for further instructions.

    "I think everyone is understanding and patient," said Maloney. "What's going on up there is more important than what we're traveling for."The city's mass transit was suspended.