AMTRAK: Amtrak: Updates to Service


Amtrak issued the following announcement on March 21.

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking your trip on Amtrak.com and in the mobile app.

Service modifications are as follows:

Operating on a reduced schedule:

Northeast Corridor: Operating Northeast Regional trains only, at 40% of normal service levels

Adirondack (New York – Montreal): No service north of Albany

Amtrak Cascades (Eugene – Vancouver, B.C.): No service north of Seattle

Amtrak Hartford Line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.)

Amtrak Thruway Bus routes

Capitol Corridor (San Jose – Sacramento)

Downeaster (Boston – Brunswick, Maine)

Empire Service (New York – Niagara Falls)

Ethan Allen Express (New York – Rutland, Vermont)

Hiawatha (Chicago – Milwaukee)

Illini/Saluki (Chicago – Carbondale)

Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg (Chicago – Quincy)

Lincoln Service (Chicago – St. Louis)

Maple Leaf (New York – Toronto): No service west of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Pacific Surfliner (San Luis Obispo – San Diego) as of Monday, March 23

Piedmont (Charlotte – Raleigh) as of Monday, March 23

Valley Flyer (New Haven, Conn. – Greenfield, Mass.)

Wolverine (Chicago – Pontiac. Mich.)

Suspended services:

Keystone Service (Harrisburg – New York)

Pennsylvanian trains (New York – Pittsburgh)

Pere Marquette (Chicago – Grand Rapids)

Winter Park Express (Denver – Winter Park Resort)

Due to service reductions, some stations may not be staffed. If the station is closed, please proceed to the platform to board your train.

Other services may also be impacted as circumstances change. Café service will also be suspended on select trains.

Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will be contacted and typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day.

Amtrak is waiving change fees on all existing or new reservations made before April 30, 2020. Simply log in to your account or go to Modify Trip on Amtrak.com, or find your reservation from your account on the home screen in the Amtrak app. A fare difference can apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation with no fee, you must call 800-USA-RAIL and speak with an agent (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

While we are running reduced service across the country, it is still essential to exercise caution around railroad tracks and crossings. #SeeTracksThinkTrain

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