Amtrak to end checked baggage service on 'Lake Shore' Boston section

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BOSTON — Amtrak will end checked baggage service on the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited, effective Jan. 7.

The change on trains 448 and 449 means Springfield, Mass., will lose checked baggage service entirely, while Northeast Regional trains 65, 66 and 67 (Boston-Washington-Newport News overnight) will be the only trains with checked baggage serving Boston South Station.

All passengers boarding or detraining from the Lake Shore Limited at Boston, Worcester, or Springfield will be subject to the systemwide carry-on baggage policy, which limits passengers to two bags not exceeding 50 pounds each plus two personal items not exceeding 25 pounds each.

Checked baggage service will continue to be offered on Lake Shore Limited trains 48 and 49 between New York Penn Station and Chicago.

Amtrak did not immediately offer an explanation for this service change.

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