Amtrak adds 18 Michigan trains for Thanksgiving

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotive makes a demonstration run during unveiling ceremonies at the Siemens Rails Systems factory in Sacramento, Calif.  Monday, May 13, 2013. Three of the new electric locomotives have been completed and will be turned over to Amtrak for testing before they began operating on the Northeast intercity rail lines to  replace Amtrak locomotives that have been in service for 20 to 30 years.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) The new electric locomotive, one of three of 70 to be built,  will run on the Northeast intercity rail lines and  replace Amtrak locomotives that have been in service for 20 to 30 years.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotive makes a demonstration run during unveiling ceremonies at the Siemens Rails Systems factory in Sacramento, Calif. Monday, May 13, 2013. Three of the new electric locomotives have been completed and will be turned over to Amtrak for testing before they began operating on the Northeast intercity rail lines to replace Amtrak locomotives that have been in service for 20 to 30 years.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) The new electric locomotive, one of three of 70 to be built, will run on the Northeast intercity rail lines and replace Amtrak locomotives that have been in service for 20 to 30 years.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Amtrak says it's adding 18 trains in Michigan during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Amtrak says it will run every available rail car during what it says is the busiest travel time of the year.

In anticipation of its busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is adding 18 additional trains to operate to and from Michigan during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Amtrak says the extra trains will run on the Wolverine line and will run between Chicago and the university campus communities of Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.


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