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Amtrak Service Updates, Effective May 23, 2022

April 18, 2022

Thank you to our longtime California member, Ed Von Nordeck, for the information.

Service Plan changes, effective May 23, 2022 except where otherwise noted:

Confirm any of this information at amtrak.com or 1-800-USA-RAIL prior to travel

Long Distance

Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, and Lake Shore Limited are restored to daily service.

  • Current 5X weekly schedules on the Crescent and City of New Orleans are extended through September 11.

Silver Meteor suspension is extended through September 11.

The above changes mean that all LD routes will be back to full service on May 23 except the Crescent, City of NOL, and Silver Meteor.

Capitol Limited-Texas Eagle equipment run through is discontinued May 2.

Consists are adjusted on several routes, reflecting lower expected car availability and OBS workforce limitations.

On the Cardinal, excess Combination Sleeper Roomettes not occupied by OBS crew will be made available for revenue sale.

Northeast Corridor

Expanded weekday Acela service, adding 1 start at each of BOS, NYP, and WAS. See the attached NEC schedule exhibit for details. This schedule is 27% increase in weekday Acela train miles relative to the current schedule.

NERegional weekend (Thursday-Sunday) consist expansions, including opening the existing 6th coach on several trains and targeted additions of a 7th coach.

Sunday Train 123 (dp. NYP 9PM) is suspended. Sunday Train 139 is extended to Washington, departing NYP at 10PM. This change saves a New York turn and makes the last train of the evening a through train.

New Amtrak-branded Thruway bus service begins between Philadelphia and Reading, PA, effective May 9.

State Supported

Train 391 and 392 suspension is extended through September 11.

Lincoln-River Runner through service established. Existing Trains 303/313 and 314/304 will become Trains 318 and 319 operating Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City, with minor schedule adjustments between St. Louis and Kansas City.

The following additional service changes are also on the radar for later in the Summer period. Subsequent updates will be issued as these plans are finalized.

  1. Restoration of the Maple Leaf to Toronto (tentative June 27).
  2. Additional Surfliner frequencies (May or June).
  3. Virginia: Second frequencies to Roanoke, Norfolk, and Newport News (July).
  4. Ethan Allen to Burlington (July 22).
  5. Berkshire Flyer (July 8).
  6. Adirondack (date TBD).
  7. 2nd River Runner (date TBD).