Amtrak to Start Late Night Hiawatha Service

Amtrak has announced that it will offer late night Saturday service between Chicago and Milwaukee between Oct. 3 and Jan. 2.

No. 344 will depart Milwaukee at 10:40 p.m. with No. 343 leaving Chicago at 11:10 p.m.

Trains 329 and 330, the early morning departures, will not operate on Saturdays during this schedule. Ridership results will be evaluated after the holidays.

Amtrak said the late night service will serve those who have plans for a late dinner, attending a show, going shopping or engaging in some other activity on a Saturday night.

The trains make intermediate stops in Glenview, Illinois, and in Wisconsin at Sturtevant and the Milwaukee Airport.

In a news release, Amtrak said the Hiawatha Service trains carried nearly 800,000 passengers in 2014, ranking the route among the top 10 Amtrak routes nationally.

The service is jointly funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Because Amtrak ticket windows are closed in late evening, passengers will be permitted to buy tickets on board the train without penalty.

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2 Responses to “Amtrak to Start Late Night Hiawatha Service”

  1. rkastigar Says:

    When will Amtrak start allowing carry-on bicycles on this Hiawatha Service?

  2. Yukari chen Says:

    How about adding a stop within lake county like gurnee

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