Hurricane Matthew: Amtrak to suspend service in Southeast

(Provided by Amtrak)
(Provided by Amtrak)

Amtrak said Wednesday it is temporarily suspending its train service in the Southeast as the region is expected to begin feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew.


According to a news release, the following routes are canceled for Thursday and Friday, with no alternate transportation provided:

• Silver Star 91 and 92 from New York City to Miami
• Silver Meteor 97 and 98 from Miami to New York City
• Auto Train 52 and 53 between Lorton, Va., and Sanford

In addition, the Palmetto 89 and 90 from New York City to Savannah, Ga., will instead run to Washington, D.C.

To check your train’s status, change your plans or check refund information, go to or call 800-USA-RAIL.

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JetBlue to offer new service from South Florida to Aruba

A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)
A JetBlue plane. (Getty Images)

JetBlue is launching a new flight from South Florida to Aruba.

The daily flights begin Jan. 4 and will travel nonstop between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.

One-way tickets to Aruba start at $99. The airline already offers flights to Aruba from New York and Boston.

“Of Aruba’s total 1.22 million stay-over visitors in 2015, we welcomed a 7.7 percent increase in U.S. travelers,” Aruba Tourism Minister Otmar Oduber said in a news release. “As Aruba grows annually, JetBlue remains a valuable partner in accommodating the increased demand for travel to our One happy island — where year-round sunshine, award winning beaches and diverse culture are only the beginning of the Aruba adventure.”

According to JetBlue, the flights will leave Fort Lauderdale at 11:22 a.m., arriving in Aruba at 3:24 p.m. The return flights will depart Aruba at 4:20 p.m. and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 6:25 p.m.