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Congress, rail passenger association question Amtrak cutting schedule

 

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

A eastbound Empire Builder Amtrak train stops at the Havre train station Wednesday. Amtrak plans to reduce service on long-distance trains including The Empire Builder to three days a week starting Oct. 1 due to low ridership.

Amtrak has announced it will reduce service on its long-distance trains including The Empire Builder that runs along Montana's Hi-Line en route from Chicago to Portland and Seattle.

Amtrak plans to reduce long-distance services to three days a week starting Oct. 1.

"Due to the long-term impact of COVID-19 on ridership, Amtrak has made the decision to operate with reduced capacity through Fiscal Year 21," Amtrak Government Affairs and Corporate Communications Public Relations Manager Marc Magliari said.

He said Amtrak's goal is to restore daily service on these routes as demand warrants,...



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