Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha Service Returns June 1

Beginning June 1, Amtrak and our partner state transportation departments are restoring a Hiawatha Service round-trip between Milwaukee and Chicago in response to anticipated increased demand. Hiawatha Trains 332 & 339 and continued service by Amtrak Empire BuilderTrains 7/27 & 8/28 at all Hiawatha stops will together offer morning and afternoon departures daily on our most popular Amtrak MidwestSM corridor. Additional Hiawatha round-trips are planned to begin on June 29, with morning, afternoon and evening departures by Trains 330, 332, 338 & 342 from Milwaukee and Trains 329, 331, 337 & 339 from Chicago. The Peak Fare Surcharge is suspended. Trains 329 & 330 will operate only on weekdays, all other trains daily.  Amtrak continues to take extra steps to keep train travel safe, including limiting bookings to less than 50% of capacity to maintain physical distancing onboard trains. Reservations are temporarily required for all Amtrak trains in this corridor, excluding holders of Multi-Ride Tickets. Train 332 departs Milwaukee at 8:05 a.m. and Train 339 departs Chicago at 5:08 p.m. The Amtrak Thruway Bus that has been providing substitute transportation on the corridor since April 24 will be replaced by these trains on June 1. Trains 7/27 & 8/28 are scheduled to depart Milwaukee and Chicago respectively at 2:15 p.m. Tickets and schedules are available on and through the Amtrak app. While some services are reduced or suspended, Amtrak is an essential service as our nation recovers. A typical weekday service level on this corridor is seven Hiawatha Service round-trips, in addition to the Empire Builder. More Hiawatha trains will be restored to service as driven by demand, working with the Wisconsin and Illinois state transportation departments.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: May 27, 2020