Trains, planes struggling to get moving

    This from Philadelphia International Airport: In essence, when the airport said it would “resume operations” at 4 p.m. today, it didn’t mean that in the sense any normal person would understand it to imply. No planes will leave the airport until tomorrow, it turns out, though a few might manage to land today.

    The airport recommends people with tickets for flights contact their airline for more information.

    Amtrak is also still reeling from Irene’s punch.  Thanks to washouts and downed trees, long-distance service is unlikely to be restored on the Northeast Corridor until Monday at the earliest.

    The arrivals and departures board at the nearly empty 30th Street Station was a depressing sight today. Washington. Richmond. Atlantic City. New York. All cancelled, to the annoyance of the few travelers here, including William Vann, who’s trying to get home to Newark and told our Carolyn Beeler: “I’m very annoyed. When you want to go home, you want to go home!”

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