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November 14, 2016 Amtrak Modifies Keystone Service For Thanksgiving Rush

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Mike Tolbert

Media Relations

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Added capacity planned throughout corridor

WILMINGTON – In anticipation of the busiest travel period of the year, Amtrak will accommodate the expected surge of Thanksgiving travelers with extra capacity on the Keystone service in the New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg corridor. All Keystone trains will require reservations Tuesday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Nov. 28.

Elsewhere on the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional services will operate all-reserved full and extended schedules with additional capacity between Washington, D.C. and Boston on both the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as well as the Sunday after the holiday.

Some Amtrak-operated trains between New York and Washington, D.C. on Sunday the 27th, will use railcars and locomotives leased from our commuter partners and will follow regular Amtrak booking and ticketing procedures.

Tickets sell out quickly so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book as soon as possible for best availability and pricing.

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