Busiest Chicago Hub corridor to attract more evening travel
CHICAGO – Amtrak Hiawatha Service passengers can make evening plans for dinner, a show, shopping and more on Saturday nights through the beginning of next year. New evening trips between Chicago and Milwaukee will be offered from Oct. 3, 2015, through Jan. 2, 2016.
The attached “fall-holiday schedule” shows the addition of Train 343, departing from Chicago at 11:10 p.m., and Train 344, departing from Milwaukee at 10:40 p.m.
The route, with intermediate stops in Glenview, Ill., and in Wisconsin at Sturtevant and the Milwaukee Airport, carried nearly 800,000 passengers last year, ranking it among the top 10 Amtrak routes nationally. Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains are jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Illinois DOT).
Amtrak eTicketing, printing of boarding documents at Quik-Trak® kiosks (except Glenview) and advance purchase are encouraged, but passengers can be ticketed on board without penalty since ticket windows are closed in the late evening. Trains 329 & 330 will operate only on weekdays during this schedule. Ridership results will be evaluated after the holidays. For more information, visit AmtrakHiawatha.com.
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