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Amtrak closing ticket office in Havre

Tickets will have to be purchased online, by phone or on the train, baggage situation examined

The National Passenger Rail Corp. confirmed this morning that due to the volume of service there, it is eliminating the Amtrak staffed ticket office in Havre, effective June 1, putting two people out of work in Havre and requiring people to buy online, by phone or when they board the Empire Builder.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said almost all tickets — more than 9 out of 10 — are now purchased online or using Amtrak’s telephone ticket sale service, so the passenger rail service is eliminating some ticket offices.

“We have to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars,” he said.

He added tha...


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