Amtrak officials at a press conference outside Philadelphia on Thursday said service could resume next week. Extensive repairs have to be made.
Modified Amtrak service will continue between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be fewer trains.
There is no Amtrak service planned for New York and Philadelphia through the weekend.
NJ Transit ridership has increased and that system will continue to cross honor Amtrak and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) tickets on the River Line Light Rail system and all NJ Transit Bus routes south of I-95. Riders from the Philadelphia area make connections through SEPTA into Trenton, NJ.
The Northeast Corridor line is the busiest Amtrak route in the United States.
"Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train's status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL," the railroad said. "Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts."