Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Transportation Home  |  Discussions  |  Traffic  |  Columns  |  Q&A     |      Twitter |    Facebook   |  phone Alerts
Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Busy day expected on Amtrak

By Katherine Shaver

Amtrak anticipated its busiest travel day of the year Wednesday with 127,000 people -- 50,000 more than on a typical Wednesday -- expected to travel by Amtrak trains nationwide, a spokesman said.

Trains were running without delay at Union Station on Wednesday morning, and no delays were reported along the Northeast Corridor line, said Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm.

"Let's keep our fingers crossed," Kulm said.

Passengers must have a ticket before boarding the train, he said. Many trains are already sold out, but seats do remain, particularly on Friday and Saturday trains, he said.

Passengers are allowed two carry-on bags in addition to a purse, laptop or briefcase and should expect to see additional police and random baggage checks, Kulm said. The increased security is typical for a major holiday and is not in response to any specific threat, he said.

Train status is available at www.Amtrak.com and via 800-872-7245.

With ridership up overall this year, Kulm said, Amtrak expects to exceed the 686,000 people who travelled by train last year between the Mondays before and after Thanksgiving.

<

By Katherine Shaver  | November 24, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  Amtrak  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Thanksgiving travel 2010
Next: Lanes reopen on Beltway

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company