Amtrak adjusts service due to reduced ridership stemming from COVID-19 concerns

With reduced ridership due to COVIC-19 concerns, Amtrak has adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when passengers book their trip on and in the mobile app.

Service modifications are as follows:

Operating on a reduced schedule:

  • Northeast Regional: (Boston – New York – Washington, DC – Virginia)
  • Adirondack (New York – Montreal): No service north of Albany
  • Amtrak Cascades (Eugene – Vancouver, B.C.): No service north of Seattle
  • Amtrak Hartford Line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.)
  • Amtrak Thruway Bus routes
  • Capitol Corridor (San Jose – Sacramento)
  • Downeaster (Boston – Brunswick, Maine)
  • Empire Service (New York – Niagara Falls)
  • Ethan Allen Express (New York – Rutland, Vermont)
  • Hiawatha (Chicago – Milwaukee)
  • Illini/Saluki (Chicago – Carbondale)
  • Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg (Chicago – Quincy)
  • Lincoln Service (Chicago – St. Louis)
  • Maple Leaf (New York – Toronto): No service west of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  • Pacific Surfliner (San Luis Obispo – San Diego)
  • Piedmont (Charlotte – Raleigh)
  • Valley Flyer (New Haven, Conn. – Greenfield, Mass.)
  • Wolverine (Chicago – Pontiac. Mich.)

Suspended services:

  • Acela (Boston – Washington, DC)
  • Keystone Service (Harrisburg – New York)
  • Pennsylvanian trains (New York – Pittsburgh)
  • Pere Marquette (Chicago – Grand Rapids)
  • Winter Park Express (Denver – Winter Park Resort)

Due to service reductions, some stations may not be staffed. If the station is closed, passengers should proceed to the platform to board your train.  Other services may also be impacted as circumstances change. Café service will also be suspended on select trains. Passengers with reservations on trains that are being modified will be contacted and typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak is waiving change fees on all existing or new reservations made before April 30, 2020.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: March 23, 2020