Another Helping of Amtrak Trains for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel in Michigan

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  • November 9, 2013

Marc Magliari

Amtrak Contact


312 544.5390
MediaRelationsChicago@Amtrak.com

 

Nick Schirripa

MDOT Contact


269 337.3927

An extra Pere Marquette round-trip for Sunday, Dec. 1

CHICAGO – In further anticipation of its busiest travel season, Amtrak is adding another round-trip to and from Holland, Mich., on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

The holiday is the busiest travel week of the year, and to accommodate the expected surge of riders, America’s Railroad® will operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet and is scheduling extra trains and adding capacity on other routes.

The attached schedule provides information on these extra trains that will operate in addition to the Amtrak Pere Marquette trains sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation, with slight changes in schedules to Trains 370 & 371 to accommodate the additional round-trip, Trains 372 & 373.

Amtrak carried a record 737,537 passengers during the 2012 Thanksgiving travel period, up 1.9 percent over the previous year and the prior record set in 2011.

About Amtrak®

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About MDOT

The mission of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is to provide the highest quality integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life. MDOT has direct jurisdiction over Michigan’s nearly 10,000-mile state highway system, comprised of all Interstate, state, and U.S. routes. The state also owns 4,704 highway, railroad and pedestrian bridges, 655 miles of railroad track (which is managed by private operators including Amtrak), 103 miles of non-motorized trails and four airports. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mdot.

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