Travelers find new routes after Amtrak crash

May 13, 2015 9:19 AM by Cheryl Wengren

NEW YORK (AP) - A deadly Philadelphia derailment has shut down Amtrak between New York and Philadelphia, making life difficult for travelers.

At Penn Station in Manhattan this morning, travelers headed toward Washington were scrambling for alternatives.

Bill Atkins, a 48-year-old attorney, was trying to get home to Tysons Corner, Virginia, after a New York business trip. He didn't learn about the train crash until he woke up Wednesday morning.

He says he's in a daze trying to figure out what to do. He settled on trying to fly home. With no flights available from LaGuardia or Kennedy, he says he might go to the airport in Newark, New Jersey, and "just stand in line."


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