NEW YORK — The top 10 railroads in the U.S. are scheduled to reopen Jan. 1 after a winter storm that has forced them to suspend operations and shut down entire stretches.
The New York-New Jersey Central Railroad, New York Central, New Jersey Transit, Penn Central and Southern, which had been in a winter shutdown, are scheduled for reopening.
But a winter snowstorm caused the shutdown of some lines.
Northern Pacific Railway and Eastern Union Railway, which are scheduled reopen in the coming weeks, have been unable to reopen since the winter storm, the Associated Press reported.
New York-Northern Pacific is one of the largest railroads with 4,300 trains.
Southern Pacific is the second-largest with 1,000 trains.
Southern Pacific’s trains will run on Saturday and Sunday as planned, but will be extended to Sunday evening to accommodate a high snowfall forecast.
Eastern Union’s trains, which run on Saturdays and Sundays, are not scheduled to operate.
Southern Union’s main service line will be shut down from Monday to Thursday.
Eastern Union, which operates trains between New York and Philadelphia, was unable to operate its main lines during the storm, and the Southern Union line from New York to Philadelphia will not be operating until next week.