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Amtrak reducing long-distance train schedules

Sep 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Eric Anderson is reporting for the Times Union Amtrak will reduce the number of days its long-distance trains operate as it works through a steep decline in passenger boardings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most long-distance trains will operate three days a week instead of daily beginning next month. The Lake Shore Limited, which serves the Capital Region, is among the trains seeing reduced operations. The first phase of cutbacks will begin during the week of October 5 and affect the California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, City of New Orleans and the Crescent. The Coast Starlight, Lake Shore Limited, Southwest Chief and Texas Eagle will begin reduced service during the week of October 12. Read the full story in the Times Union.