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Amtrak Gears Up For Busiest Travel Day

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Amtrak expects today will be its heaviest travel day of the year. On this day before Thanksgiving, Amtrak estimates rail ridership to be as high as 127,000 passengers and says it will operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet.

Travelers heading to the train station in the northeast will be required to have reservations. Amtrak recommends arriving at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure —- add 30 minutes if purchasing tickets or checking bags. Carry-on luggage is limited to two pieces and photo identification is required.

Washington's Union Station is generally the second-busiest rail station in the country after New York City's Penn Station.

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