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Posted at 7:18 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Amtrak adding trains for holiday travel

By Michael D. Bolden

Amtrak plans to roll out extra trains next week to meet the expected demand of travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The rail agency said it has scheduled extra trains in the Northeast, Midwest and on the West Coast. Amtrak expects to ridership to reach 127,000 on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which is anticipated to be the railroad's heaviest travel day of the year, officials said in a statement. Amtrak set a Thanksgiving ridership record last year, carrying almost 686,000 passengers during the period, they said.

Amtrak has also implemented a special timetable for the Northeast Corridor for Nov. 23-29.

Officials offered travelers the following advice for Thanksgiving travel:
-- The Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are the busiest days. Buy tickets early.
-- Arrive at the station early, at least 45 minute before your departure time if you need to pick up tickets,
-- Carry photo ID.
-- There is a limit of two carry-on bags per person.
-- If you see something suspicious, call Amtrak police at 1-800-331-0008.

By Michael D. Bolden  | November 16, 2010; 7:18 PM ET
Categories:  Amtrak  
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Comments

LOVE Amtrak to the Northeast!! I will never again make that horrible, awful, soul-sucking drive. Thanks Amtrak :))

Posted by: ms1234 | November 17, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for passing this information to us. We had no problem getting our son a ticket home from school on Wednesday, but the regularly scheduled trains back to school on Sunday were sold out. But with your information, we checked with Amtrak again, and were able to book him on one of the holiday special trains.

Posted by: jcflack1 | November 22, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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