Amtrak to Issue New Schedules on June 9

No changes will be made in any of the scheduled arrival and departure times of Amtrak trains serving Ohio when a new timetable takes effect on June 9.

The Capitol Limited (Chicago-Washington, D.C.), Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-New York) and Cardinal (Chicago-New York) will continue on their current schedules at their respective Ohio stations.

The only change to the schedules of Amtrak trains serving Ohio is a minor one. The eastbound Lake Shore Limited Amtrak summer TTwill be scheduled to arrive into New York’s Penn Station at 6:35 p.m., which is 12 minutes later than the current schedule.

The new timetable also shows no equipment changes for any of the Amtrak trains serving Ohio.

The June 9 timetable, which is expected to remain in effect through summer and fall, does not reflect the summer schedules of Amtrak’s Chicago-Detroit (Pontiac) Wolverine Service. Amtrak announced  in early May that it was adjusting some Wolverine schedules due to track work taking place on the route this summer.

As part of that adjustment, Amtrak extra service on weekends between Chicago and Dearborn, Mich. That additional service is now shown in the June 9 national timetable. Nor is the adjusted schedule of the Port Huron, Mich., to Chicago Blue Water shown. No. 365 is operating early during the summer due to the track work project that is affecting the Wolverine trains.

The schedule of the Pennsylvanian, which operates between Pittsburgh and New York and connects in Pittsburgh with the Capitol Limited also is unchanged in the June 9 timetable.

The timetables for Empire Service to western New York state carry a notation that the schedules down “reflect infrastructure improvement work that is being conducted this summer.” The timetable said Empire Service schedules are expected to change in the fall.

The cover of the June 9 timetable features a Northeast Corridor train being pulled by a new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotive.

The photograph by Gary Pancavage shows a five-car train racing through Claymont, Del., en route to Washington, D.C. Amtrak has ordered 70 of the ACS-64 locomotives for use in the Northeast Corridor to replace aging AEM-7 units. The AEJ-7 locomotives were based on a Swedish design and entered service in 1980.

Amtrak expects to have all of its ACS-64 locomotives in service by 2016.

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