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Amtrak to reduce long-distance service to 3 times a week

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 10:51:09-04

CLEVELAND — Amtrak announced it plans to reduce its service capacity on its long-distance trains due to declining ridership amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning Oct. 1, Amtrak will reduce services to its long-distance trains to three days per week.

Amtrak said it plans to restore daily service on these routes as demand warrants, potentially by the summer of 2021.

As a result in reduction of service, Amtrak is adjusting its workforce to match the reduce demand. Impacted employees were offered a voluntary incentive package.

Amtrak said it’s not expecting staff reductions beyond the already announced 20%.

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