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Amtrak Restores 12 Routes to Daily Service Starting This Month

In response to increased ridership, and as part of its pandemic recovery, Amtrak is restoring 12 long-distance routes to daily operation starting at the end of the month. These 12 routes were reduced to tri-weekly operations in October 2020 and will return to daily service in three phases. Along with the return of the routes, Amtrak is recalling more than 1,200 furloughed employees throughout the system.

“Offering daily long-distance service represents a vital step in our road to recovery,” said Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn. “Recognizing the immense value of our employees, we’d like to thank Congress for enabling service restoration and helping us recall furloughed employees.”

Service Restoration Schedules

Monday, May 24
California Zephyr (Chicago – Denver – Salt Lake City – San Francisco Bay Area)
Coast Starlight (Los Angeles – San Francisco Bay Area – Portland – Seattle)
Empire Builder (Seattle/Portland – Spokane – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Chicago)
Texas Eagle (Chicago – St. Louis – Dallas/Ft. Worth – San Antonio)

Monday, May 31
Capitol Limited (Chicago – Cleveland – Pittsburgh – Washington DC)
City of New Orleans (Chicago – New Orleans)
Lake Shore Limited (Chicago – Cleveland – Albany – Boston/New York City)
Southwest Chief (Chicago – Kansas City – Albuquerque – Los Angeles)

Monday, June 7
Crescent (New York City – Charlotte – Atlanta – New Orleans)
Palmetto (New York City – Charleston – Savannah)
Silver Meteor (New York City – Jacksonville – Orlando – Miami)
Silver Star (New York City – Jacksonville – Tampa – Miami)

For complete details, including schedules and fares, visit

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