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Amtrak Restores Full Service between Milwaukee and Chicago Starting May 23

After an extended period of reduced services, Amtrak, along with Illinois and Wisconsin Department of Transportation offices, are restoring all trains between Milwaukee and Chicago starting May 23. The popular Hiawatha Service will return to a regular weekday schedule of seven round-trips between the two cities, and intermediate stops in Glenview, Sturtevant, and Milwaukee Airport.

The restored schedule will also see the return of a late evening departure from Chicago to Milwaukee on Friday nights, offering travelers the option for a night on the town in the Windy City. The weekend schedule is six round-trips along an additional departure from Milwaukee on Saturdays.

At the same time, service is restored for two daily round-trip Amtrak Thruway Buses between Green Bay and Milwaukee, with stops in De Pere, Appleton, Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac. The service provides seamless connections to and from Chicago using Amtrak Hiawatha trains, allowing travelers to make a same-day round trip between these I-41 cities and Chicago.

Reservations will be required for travel on the Hiawatha Service, along with other Amtrak Midwest routes operating throughout the Midwest. Holders of Monthly or 10-ride discounted Multi-Ride Tickets quickly satisfy this requirement by confirming their travel on their choice of Hiawatha trains using Amtrak RideReserveSM. In a partnership with Illinois’ Regional Transportation Authority, purchasers of 10-Ride and Monthly tickets are encouraged to visit MyTransitBenefit.com to learn more about how they can work with their employers to buy Amtrak tickets at a savings using pre-tax income.

For complete details, including schedules and fares, visit Amtrak.com.

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