Latest Update on Amtrak Service Reductions Due to Coronavirus

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, it has adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking your trip on and in the mobile app.

Operating on a reduced schedule:

  • Northeast Regional (Boston – New York – Washington, DC – Virginia)
  • Adirondack (New York – Montreal): No service north of Albany
  • Amtrak Hartford Line (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.)
  • Amtrak Thruway Bus routes
  • California Zephyr (Chicago – Emeryville, Calif.): No service between Denver and Emeryville
  • Capitol Corridor (San Jose – Sacramento)
  • Cascades (Eugene – Vancouver, B.C.): No service north of Seattle
  • Downeaster (Boston – Brunswick, Maine)
  • Empire Service (New York – Niagara Falls)
  • Ethan Allen Express (New York – Rutland, Vermont): No service north of Albany
  • 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.
  • Missouri River Runner (St. Louis – Kansas City) starting March 30
  • Pacific Surfliner (San Luis Obispo – San Diego)
  • Piedmont (Charlotte – Raleigh)
  • San Joaquins (Bakersfield – Oakland and Sacramento)
  • Valley Flyer (New Haven, Conn. – Greenfield, Mass.)
  • Vermonter (Washington, D.C. – St. Albans): No service north of New Haven (Monday-Saturday) and no service on Sundays
  • 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)

At this time, various states are undertaking specific safety precautions at stations for customers arriving from out of state. Check with each state for specific guidance. The CDC has urged residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential travel for 14 days. Amtrak service continues to operate on the Northeast Corridor to provide vital transportation for employees of essential services.

As an added measure to ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees, Amtrak will temporarily be accepting cashless payments only in stations and on trains.

Due to service reductions, some stations may not be staffed. If the station is closed, please 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.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: March 30, 2020