Stay later: Amtrak Hiawatha service adds Saturday night round-trip
Visit Chicago for the day and stay into the evening without having to overnight
Amtrak Hiawatha service passengers can make evening plans for dinner, a show, shopping and more on Saturday nights through the beginning of next year. New evening trips between Chicago and Milwaukee will be offered now through Jan. 2, 2016.
The “fall-holiday schedule” has Train 343, departing from Chicago at 11:10 p.m., and Train 344, departing from Milwaukee at 10:40 p.m.
The route, with intermediate stops in Glenview, Ill., and in Wisconsin at Sturtevant and the Milwaukee Airport, carried nearly 800,000 passengers last year, ranking it among the top 10 Amtrak routes nationally. Amtrak Hiawatha service trains are jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Illinois DOT).
Amtrak eTicketing, printing of boarding documents at Quik-Trak® kiosks (except Glenview) and advance purchase are encouraged, but passengers may get tickets on board without penalty since ticket windows are closed in the late evening. Early morning trains 329 & 330 will operate only on weekdays during this schedule. Ridership results will be evaluated after the holidays. For more information visit www.AmtrakHiawatha.com.
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