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Amtrak Predicts Busiest Travel Day

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Amtrak said it believes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, will be its busiest travel day.
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Amtrak said it believes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, will be its busiest travel day.

By Meymo Lyons

Amtrak is preparing for what it believes will be its busiest travel day this year.

Amtrak said Monday that it believes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Nov. 25 will be its busiest travel day. The railroad predicts ridership could be as high as 125,000 passengers that day. On an average Wednesday the railroad carries approximately 74,000 passengers.

Amtrak says it is scheduling extra trains to accommodate additional passengers, but the company is encouraging riders to plan ahead. All Amtrak trains in the northeast will require reservations. A special timetable for Thanksgiving travel in the northeast corridor is now available online at the company's Web site.


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