LSL Boston Section Still Not Going to Chicago

The Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited is still not operating to Chicago, the National Association of Railroad Passengers reported on its blog last week.

Amtrak Lake Shore LimitedFor nearly a year, Nos. 448 and 449 have operated only between Boston and Albany-Rensselaer with passengers bound for points west having to make an across-the-platform transfer.

Amtrak attributed that to construction work to expand the Albany-Rensselaer station, which limited track capacity.

However, upon completion, the project was designed to enable more Amtrak trains to use the station simultaneously.

It had been expected that the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited would resume operating to Chicago on or about Feb. 1.

Now, NARP says, it is unclear when Nos. 448 and 449 might resume operating to Chicago or if that will happen.

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One Response to “LSL Boston Section Still Not Going to Chicago”

  1. Brian Bowers Says:

    You know what would be great. … If the tunnels and overpasses in the NEC and along the Empire Corridor could acommodate superliner equipment (which is more passenger friendly than the amfleet ll) or a design of a viewliner ll lounge or coach cars in order to make long distance routes in the east using such equipment more uniformed!!! What are your opinions? ??

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