Amtrak is suspending Acela nonstop train service between New York and Washington through late May because of falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The high-speed trains are popular with business people, but many employers have stopped travel because of the disease.
“Starting Tuesday, March 10, Acela Nonstop service is suspended until Tuesday, May 26,” Amtrak posted on its website.
The trains suspended, according to the statement: Trains 201, 2402 and 2403.
Amtrak also has waived change fees on reservations made through April 20. Customers can change their reservations on Amtrak.com.
The announcement came as Florida reported the first East Coast deaths from the disease.
Amtrak said it has increased the frequency of cleaning both trains and stations to several times a day — in some cases, hourly — including disinfecting handrails, doorknobs, handles and surfaces.