Friday, March 27, 2009

Amtrak restores Boston-Chicago sleeping car service

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Beginning in early April, Amtrak passengers traveling between Boston and points west of Albany, N.Y., on the Lake Shore Limited will have access to sleeping car service for the entire route. Amtrak is adding a sleeping car on its eastbound run April 2, and westbound run beginning April 4. Sleeping car services will remain as is on the leg between Albany and New York.

“Our Lake Shore Limited service continues to post ridership gains and these changes are timed to better serve our passengers needs by further improving their travel experience to and from Boston,” said Carol Gambrel, Amtrak's director, Product Management.

Schedule adjustments for the service include a change in departure time from Chicago, to occur a 9:00 p.m. Central Time effective April 4. Some minor adjustments on the westbound run will occur near Albany due to track workplanned by Metro-North Railroad north of New York.