Amtrak to End Capacity Limits on May 24

Effective May 24 Amtrak plans to lift its 50 percent capacity limits on its trains.

The change will occur on the same day that some long-distance trains will resume daily operation.

On its website, Amtrak will continue to display information on the percentage of seats available for those wishing to seek less crowded trains for social distancing purposes.

The passenger carrier limited seat availability to 50 percent of available capacity in coach, business class, and Acela first class in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amtrak plans to resume by early June daily operation of all long-distance trains that operated daily before the pandemic.

However, some state-supported corridor services that were suspended during the pandemic have yet to return to operation and in many cases no announcements have been made as to when or if those trains will resume operation.

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