Friday, August 14, 2009

Amtrak to suspend Pittsburgh service during G-20 summit

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Amtrak says it will suspend service at its Pittsburgh station during the Group of 20 eocnomic summit Sept. 24-26. Trains will pass through the station, but will not stop.

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Spokeswoman Tracy Connell says passengers will not be able to book trips that begin or end in Pittsburgh from Sept. 24-26. The G-20 summit will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, a few blocks away fromthe train station.

Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, linking Chicago with Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvanian, traveling between Pittsburgh and New York, serve Pittsburgh.