WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a demand for both business and leisure travel, Amtrak unveiled its summer schedule featuring the most Acela frequencies since the onset of the pandemic and Northeast Regional departures nearing 80% of pre-pandemic service levels. The new summer schedule also includes the restoration of four long distance trains to daily service.
Expanded frequencies and service restoration was made possible by our talented, existing workforce and optimism for future hiring—an initiative that has led to more than 1,500 new employees this year. Committed to fostering an environment where diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives thrive, Amtrak aims to provide career growth and satisfaction through a wide range of professional and personal opportunities. Offering well-paying, rewarding work alongside hiring bonuses and relocation packages to fill our most critical positions, Amtrak is focused on attracting, hiring and training new employees.
“Thanks to our dedicated existing employees and newly-hired staff, we are thrilled to expand our scheduled service just in time to meet customers’ rising demand for travel this summer,” said Stephen Gardner, CEO at Amtrak. “We are recruiting and training additional employees nationwide to accelerate our recovery from the pandemic and to support service growth. There’s never been a better time to come work at Amtrak.”
The following services will be available in the Northeast:
- Representing 79% pre-pandemic levels, Northeast Regional offers expanded service between Washington, D.C. and Boston
- 13 roundtrips per weekday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 9 roundtrips every Saturday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 14 roundtrips every Sunday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 8 roundtrips per weekday between Boston and New York City
- 8 roundtrips every Saturday between Boston and New York City
- 9 roundtrips every Sunday between Boston and New York City
- Keystone Service offers expanded service between Harrisburg and New York City12 roundtrips per weekday between Philadelphia and Harrisburg
- 10 roundtrips per weekday between Philadelphia and New York City, including a new early morning departure arriving in New York City by 7:15 AM
- Amtrak Hartford Line between New Haven and Springfield is fully restored with 7 roundtrips per weekday.
Effective May 23:
- Representing the most Acela frequencies since the beginning of the pandemic, Acela will offer expanded service between Washington, D.C. and Boston
- 10 roundtrips per weekday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 4 roundtrips every Saturday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 6 roundtrips every Sunday between Washington, D.C. and New York City
- 9 roundtrips per weekday between Boston and New York City
- 3 roundtrips every Saturday between Boston and New York City
- 4 roundtrips every Sunday between Boston and New York City
- The following long distance service will be offered effective May 23:
- Daily service: Auto Train, California Zephyr*, Capitol Limited, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder*, Lake Shore Limited*, Palmetto, Silver Star, Southwest Chief*, Texas Eagle
- 5 departures/week: City of New Orleans, Crescent
- 3 departures/week: Cardinal, Sunset Limited
- Silver Meteor: Interim service continues to be provided daily via Silver Star, Palmetto, Carolinian and Northeast Regional
Amtrak anticipates the announcement of additional service for summer travel later this spring.
*Represents restoration of daily service
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