Amtrak and the departments of transportation in Oklahoma and Texas will accept bicycles on the daily Heartland Flyer train, starting Aug. 24.
Passengers departing Norfolk, Va., can sleep a little longer as the weekday departure for Northeast Regional Train 84 from the city moves to 6:10 a.m. beginning on Aug. 31. The departure time for Northeast Regional Train 88 will continue to depart at 6:15 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Amtrak is taking steps to prepare for an influx of rail passengers on the Northeast Corridor during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September and will operate extra trains with added capacity to meet the anticipated demand.
Amtrak announced today that Vermonter service to the Knowledge
Corridor will expand to include a stop in Holyoke, Mass. starting on August 27, 2015. Tickets are now available for purchase at Amtrak.com and all other booking channels.
Amtrak and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are expanding the availability of free walk-up bike service. The Carolinian has joined the Piedmont in offering passengers the convenience of traveling with their bikes at select stations between Raleigh and Charlotte.
Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will offer walk-up bike service at select stations for passengers traveling on the Northeast Regional from Philadelphia to Richmond, Va. Tickets for this special service are now available for travel from Sept. 15 to 30; the walk-up bike feature is being offered in conjunction with the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.