Monthly Archives

August 2014

Amtrak Extends Michigan Summer Schedule Through September

| August 26, 2014

Amtrak will continue to operate trains on a modified schedule for the Wolverine Service and Blue Water routes through the end of September as it completes infrastructure improvements in West Michigan. The track and signal work will result in improved reliability, a smoother ride and the future extension of 110 mph Amtrak service between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

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Amtrak Makes More Connections in Montana

| August 20, 2014

An expanded partnership between Amtrak and Jefferson Lines now takes passengers to and from the Amtrak Empire Builder trains in Williston, N.D., by bus to eight communities in Montana.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train to Visit Essex Steam Train

| August 15, 2014

Showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will visit the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat (1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT) August 23-24. Visitors are welcome aboard for free tours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

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Amtrak Makes New Gulf Coast Connections

| August 13, 2014

An expanded partnership between Amtrak and two bus carriers can take passengers to and from the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and Amtrak trains in Jackson, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and New Orleans.

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Amtrak and Illinois DOT to Expand Pets Program to a Second Downstate Route

| August 4, 2014

Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Illinois DOT) are adding the Chicago-Champaign-Carbondale route of the Illini and Saluki trains to a pilot project that allows travelers to bring their pets along on trips to and from Chicago and Downstate Illinois. Small pets have been carried between Chicago and Quincy on Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains since April, with almost 20 small animals safely transported.

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