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Amtrak to add more trains in anticipation of Thanksgiving holiday surge

In anticipation of its busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is adding 18 more trains to its schedule to operate between Chicago and Michigan destinations during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Extra trains will operate in addition to the Amtrak Wolverine Service, Blue Water and Pere Marquette trains, according to a statement from Amtrak. Michigan passengers will also find new stations in Grand Rapids and Troy.

America’s Railroad will operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet due to the expected holiday surge, the statement said. America’s Railroad is also scheduling extra trains and adding capacity on several routes.

Amtrak said the busiest travel days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday. Riders should book early and check Amtrak’s website for more detailed information, the statement said.