Amtrak Service Suspended in New Orleans due to incoming Hurricane Isaac

August 27, 2012 at 10:01am

Sunset Limited, Crescent and City of New Orleans trains

August 27, 2012


All Amtrak service to and from New Orleans is suspended on Tuesday, August 28, and Wednesday, August 29, due to the forecasted hurricane landfall of Tropical Storm Isaac.  No alternate transportation is available to and from New Orleans and the three cities where Amtrak service will temporarily originate and terminate.


Sunset Limited, Trains 1 & 2


This three-days-weekly service from Los Angeles and Tuscson will terminate and originate in San Antonio, with no Amtrak train service until further notice in Houston and Beaumont, Texas, or in Louisiana.  Amtrak Thruway Bus Connections through Houston to and from Longview and Galveston are continuing to operate.


Crescent, Trains 19 & 20


This daily service from New York and Washington will terminate and originate in Atlanta, rather than New Orleans, with no service until further notice in Alabana, Mississippi and Louisiana.


City of New Orleans, Trains 58 & 59


This daily service from Chicago will terminate and originate in Memphis, rather than New Orleans, with no service until further notice in Mississippi and Louisiana.


Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.


Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the home page.