<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Capitol Limited Trains 29 and 30: Track Work Affects Service between Pittsburgh and Washington]]> Effective Sunday and Monday, September 6 and 7, 2015

Track work being performed by CSX Transportation will affect Capitol Limited service on Sunday and Monday, at stations between Washington and Pittsburgh.

Trains 29 and 30

On September 6 and 7, 2015, Trains 29 and 30 will not stop at Connellsville, Cumberland, Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry and Rockville. Alternate service will not be provided to these stations.

Eastbound Train 30

Trains 30 (originating in Chicago on September 5 and 6) will terminate at Pittsburgh at 5:05 am on September 6 and 7, 2015. Passengers traveling to Washington will transfer to a bus in Pittsburgh that will operate directly to Washington. The bus will not make stops at stations between Pittsburgh and Washington.

Westbound Train 29

Train 29 will not operate from Washington to Pittsburgh. Passengers boarding in Washington who are traveling to Pittsburgh and beyond will board a bus from Washington directly to Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh passengers will transfer to westbound Train 29, which will make all remaining stops on the route. The bus will not make stops between Washington and Pittsburgh.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Reservations and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0815-186

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<![CDATA[Maple Leaf, Lake Shore Limited and Select Empire Service Trains - Possible Delays]]> Effective through October 31, 2015

Due to CSX track work being performed in New York between Albany and Buffalo, the following trains  may encounter delays of up to 45 minutes. The track work is expected to be complete by late October 2015.

  • Maple Leaf Trains 63 and 64
  • Lake Shore Limited Trains 48/448 and 49/449
  • Empire Service Trains 280, 281, 283, 284 and 288

Passengers are encouraged to sign-up for delay notifications when booking their travel and to check the train status before heading to the station. The most up-to-date departure and arrival times are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0815-183

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle Will Not Stop at Joliet]]> Effective Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015

Due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad, Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will not stop at Joliet, IL, on August 22 and 23, 2015. Please note that alternate transportation will not be provided.

  • Lincoln Service
    Trains 300 - 307
  • Texas Eagle
    Train 21/321/421
    Train 22/322/422

We apologize for any inconvenience. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0715-171

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<![CDATA[Wolverine Train 350 Will Not Stop at Troy, MI - Monday through Saturday Only]]> Effective through September 30, 2015

Due to summer schedule changes required by track improvements in Indiana and Michigan, Train 350 will not stop at Troy on Monday through Saturday, through September 30, 2015.

While service is suspended at Troy, passengers can make reservations at alternate stations including Dearborn, Detroit, Royal Oaks and Pontiac.

Trains Serving Troy, MI Station

During this period, Train 350 will stop at Troy on Sundays, and all other Wolverine trains will continue to offer daily service at Troy.

Reservations and the most up-to-date schedules are available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0715-162

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<![CDATA[Blue Water and Wolverine Service Summer Schedules ]]> Effective April 20 - October 30, 2015

The Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains will operate on an adjusted schedule, effective April 20 through October 30, 2015.

Many trains will operate between five and 45 minutes earlier, and some trains will depart up to 10 minutes later. Complete Wolverine and Blue Water schedules are available on the Timetables tab on Amtrak.com. Passengers can obtain the most up-to-date departure and arrival times by checking Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0415-110

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<![CDATA[Adirondack, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf Trains: Possible Delays between Hudson and Albany-Rensselaer]]> Effective through December 2015

Significant track and infrastructure improvements will affect trains operating along the Empire Corridor between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie, NY. Trains will continue to operate during construction, but passengers may experience delays of up to 20 minutes when traveling though the work area at the Albany-Rensselaer station. Once this work is completed, train capacity will be increased at our platforms resulting in improved quality and reliability of our service.

For the most up-to-date departure and arrival times, passengers can to sign-up for delay notifications when booking their travel and check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Amtrak’s Empire Service is committed to providing comfortable, safe and efficient rail passenger service. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

Project Information

This work is part of a $163 million joint infrastructure improvement project being conducted in partnership between New York State Department of Transportation and Amtrak designed to improve the quality and reliability of Amtrak's Empire Corridor. The project includes the installation of a fourth track at the Albany-Rensselaer station — the ninth busiest terminal in the Amtrak system. The additional track will alleviate congestion which, in the current configuration, often forces trains to wait just outside the station for a track to open during busy times.

A second main line track between Albany-Rensselaer and Schenectady will also be constructed that will eliminate train delays caused by bottlenecks over the 17-mile single track main line. In addition, a new signal system will be installed that will greatly reduce the likelihood of outages due to weather and keep trains moving safely and at faster speeds, even in inclement weather.

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PSN 0415-89

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