<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Northeast ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Lake Shore Limited Trains 448 and 449: Lounge Car Temporarily Removed between Albany and Boston]]> Effective February 16 through Mid-April 2015

Beginning February 16 through mid-April 2015, when ridership is typically lower, the Lounge Car will be removed from Trains 448 and 449 between Albany and Boston (only), while the equipment undergoes maintenance.

Trains 448 and 449 (Albany – Boston – Albany)
  • Complimentary snack items will be provided to coach passengers on Train 448 and 449 traveling between Albany and Boston.
  • Sleeping car passengers on Train 448 and 449 traveling between Albany and Boston will continue to receive individual snack boxes brought to them in their rooms.
  • The Lounge Car and Dining Car will be available on Train 448 between Chicago and Albany and Train 449 between Albany and Chicago.
  • Before the train arrives at Albany, on-board personnel will announce the last call for purchases in the Lounge Car.
Trains 48 and 49 (Chicago – New York – Chicago)

Normal Lounge Car and Dining Car service will be available on Trains 48 and 49 operating between Chicago and New York.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservation 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 0215-66

<![CDATA[Transfers in Boston to Downeaster and Other Amtrak Trains]]> Amtrak Downeaster trains arrive and depart at Boston North Station, located at 126 Legends Way (at Causeway Street). All other Boston-area Amtrak trains arrive at and depart from Boston South Station (at the corner of Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue) and Boston Back Bay Station (at 145 Dartmouth Street).

Passengers connecting between Downeaster trains and train service from Boston South Station or Boston Back Bay Station must make their own travel arrangements between the stations. Connections are not guaranteed1

Transferring by Taxi

Passengers using Boston South Station will be best served by taxi service when transferring between stations. Boston South Station offers a greater variety of services and amenities than Boston Back Bay Station, including ticketing, baggage and accessibility assistance, as well as checked baggage service for select Amtrak trains.

Transferring by Subway

Passengers using Back Bay Station will find Boston's subway service very convenient when transferring between stations. The MBTA Orange Line serves Back Bay Station and North Station directly. The ride normally takes less than 15 minutes, however, passengers should allow 45 minutes travel time when connecting between Orange Line Stations on the MBTA. Boston’s Orange Line is completely accessible at all stations. Passengers with mobility-impairments may find this alternative suitable to their needs.

This information may change without notice. Please contact 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.

1In the event of a missed connection, passengers will be reaccommodated on the next available train. If there are no more departures available on the same day on which to be reaccomodated, passengers will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own overnight lodging.