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January 17 changes between PHL and WAS.

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News Release

National Railroad Passenger Corporation

60 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002






Contact: Media Relations (202) 906-3860


January 15, 2009

Special Security Measures for Inaugural Train January 17


Amtrak Announces Schedule Adjustments to Accommodate Charter Train

WASHINGTON - Amtrak trains in the Northeast Corridor are expected to experience delays on Saturday, January 17, due to the extraordinary security measures in place and the special operations required by the inaugural train. Regularly scheduled trains traveling between Philadelphia and Washington, DC on Saturday can expect delays of between 30 minutes and 60 minutes. These delays may extend beyond those cities to Boston and Newport News, Va. Some trains may be required to hold temporarily while en route between Washington and Philadelphia during the day Saturday.


The Wilmington station will be closed between 10:00 am and 2:45 pm on January 17. Accordingly, the following trains will not stop in Wilmington, bypassing the station, but making all other scheduled stops:


Southbound Trains









Northbound Trains









Amtrak regrets any inconvenience to passengers traveling on January 17 and will minimize delays as much as possible. For more information on the Presidential Inaugural train, please contact the Presidential Inaugural Committee at 202-203-1700.


Many Trains Sold Out for Inaugural Period


As of January 15, most Amtrak trains to and from Washington during the inaugural period, January 18 through January 21, are sold out. Passengers seeking information may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com. Passengers traveling during this period are urged to purchase round-trip tickets prior to boarding the first leg of their journey.


No Baggage Storage in Washington


Passengers planning to arrive and return on Inauguration Day without an overnight stay are urged to minimize articles of luggage, since there will be no baggage storage facilities at Washington Union Station.


About Amtrak


Amtrak has posted six consecutive years of growth in ridership and revenue, carrying more than 28.7 million passengers in the last fiscal year. Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 21,000-mile route system. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com.

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