Amtrak said Friday it will restore Acela service on the Northeast Corridor beginning June 1 on a modified schedule in response to anticipated increased demand.
Modified service will include the restoration of three weekday Acela roundtrips. Northeast Regional frequencies will also be increased from eight to 10 roundtrips.
“We are dedicated to doing everything possible to return service safely. We want everyone to feel comfortable as they navigate this new normal,” said Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Flynn.
Amtrak continues to take extra steps to sanitize stations and trains. Additional measures include: Facial coverings, limiting bookings, cashless service, physical distancing, and limited food and beverage service.
While some services were reduced or suspended, Amtrak says it will continue to operate as an essential service and will restore service by monitoring demand, working with state partners and continuing to prioritize customer and employee safety.
Tickets are currently for sale and along with current schedules can be found on Amtrak.com and through the Amtrak app.