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Amtrak Service Updates | March 3rd, 2022

March 3, 2022

From Amtrak

As part of the Spring schedule, Amtrak will restore five routes to full service beginning on March 28, 2022. We continue to work on further frequency additions for the coming months as staffing and other resources allow.

Customers with existing reservations on impacted departures are being notified and will be offered alternative travel options at no charge or a full refund. Most customers impacted by these service changes will be offered same-day travel alternatives. For impacted customers without a same-day option, re-accommodation will be offered within one day of the original departure date.

Spring schedule overview:

  • On long distance routes, the following service will be offered beginning March 28:
    • 3 departures/week: Cardinal, Sunset Limited (normal service)
    • 5 departures/week: California Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Crescent, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Lake Shore Limited
      • Daily service: Auto Train, Capitol Limited, Coast Starlight, Texas Eagle, Palmetto, Silver Star
    • Silver Meteor: Interim service continues to be provided by daily service offered on Silver Star, Palmetto, Carolinian and Northeast Regional
  • On corridor services, the following routes will offer increased frequencies beginning March 28:
    • Empire Service: 9 departures/weekday between New York City and Albany
    • Hiawatha: 7 departures/weekday
    • All other corridor routes, including Acela and Northeast Regional, will maintain current frequencies of daily service

The new schedules are now available in all booking channels including Amtrak.com and the Amtrak app—and can be previewed at Amtrak.com/schedules.