Amtrak schedules extra capacity on trains through Pennsylvania

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WILMINGTON, Del. — In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is accommodating the surge of holiday travelers with increased capacity on the New York-Philadelphia-Harrisburg, Pa., Keystone Service on Nov. 25 and 26 as well as the New York-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Pennsylvanian. All Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service trains require reservations from Nov. 20 through 26.

Throughout the national network, Amtrak will operate every available passenger railcar in an effort to connect customers with friends and loved ones for the holiday. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.

Additionally, this Thanksgiving, some customers may have the opportunity to travel in newly refurbished train cars as Amtrak is investing in a nearly $17 million refresh of its train interiors. Several services, including both the Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service, are undergoing a series of phased improvements including new seat cushions, carpeting, curtains and updated restrooms to provide a more modern, comfortable experience on board.

Last year, Amtrak transported 760,755 customers throughout its national network during the Thanksgiving travel period. Similar customer counts are anticipated this year.

— An Amtrak news release. Nov. 1, 2017.
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