Bus to Replace Hiawathas Through May 25

Amtrak will suspend its Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha Service on Friday and replace it with a bus.

The service, which had been seven daily roundtrips, has been reduced to one roundtrip during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The carrier said falling ridership prompted it to institute a Thruway Bus in lieu of a train.

The bus will depart from Milwaukee at 7:55 a.m. and arrive at Chicago Union Station at 9:54 a.m.

The bus to Milwaukee will depart Union Station at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to arrive at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station at 6:59 p.m.

In order to maintain social distancing aboard bus passengers must have reservations.

Amtrak said the bus will operate in place of a train through May 25.

The only intercity rail service now operating between Chicago and Milwaukee is the Empire Builder, which links Chicago with Seattle and Portland.

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