12 Amtrak routes are resuming regular service

The United States might not be back to normal yet, but Amtrak is restoring normal service for 12 of its long-distance routes. The company restricted its train schedule in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and operations have remained reduced for several months. Thanks to COVID relief funding, daily service will resume again for the following 12 Amtrak long-distance routes.

Resuming May 24:

  • California Zephyr (Chicago — Omaha — Denver — Salt Lake City — San Francisco)
  • Coast Starlight (Seattle — Portland — Sacramento — Oakland — Los Angeles)
  • Empire Builder (Chicago — St. Paul-Minneapolis — Spokane — Portland/Seattle)
  • Texas Eagle (Chicago — St. Louis — Dallas — San Antonio — Los Angeles)

Resuming May 31:

  • Capitol Limited (Washington DC — Pittsburgh — Cleveland — Chicago)
  • City of New Orleans (Chicago — Memphis — Jackson — New Orleans)
  • Lake Shore Limited (New York/Boston — Albany — Buffalo — Chicago)
  • Southwest Chief (Chicago — Kansas City — Albuquerque — Los Angeles)

Resuming June 7:

  • Crescent (New York — Washington, DC — Atlanta — New Orleans)
  • Palmetto (New York — Washington, DC — Charleston — Savannah)
  • Silver Meteor (New York — Savannah — Jacksonville — Orlando — Miami)
  • Silver Star (New York