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Boston Investigation Halts Amtrak Service For Most Of Friday

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Many passengers were stranded in the city Friday as travel to and from Boston was at a standstill for many hours while the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was ongoing.

Amtrak said its Northeast Regional service has resumed on a limited basis between New York and Boston.

They said they expected regular service Saturday.

Travelers at Penn Station whose trains were canceled told NY1 that they didn't have any way back home.

"Got on the phone, changed my ticket to tomorrow morning, but right now it looks like I don't even know if I'm going to be able to get out," said one passenger.

"We just asked someone at Amtrak and they said they're not issuing any tickets until further notice, so hopefully we'll get home tomorrow," said another passenger.

"I guess I'm just going to stay in the station until they tell us what to do," noted a third passenger. "If I have to stay all night then maybe tomorrow. I have people here in New York, I could call them. But I just don't want to leave right now because I don't know whether the train will go tonight or what."

Some of the travelers who spoke with NY1 said despite the inconvenience, they're glad to be in New York, where it's safe.

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