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Amtrak Adds 18 Michigan Trains For Thanksgiving

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Amtrak says it’s adding 18 trains in Michigan during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Amtrak says it will run every available rail car during what it says is the busiest travel time of the year.

In anticipation of its busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is adding 18 additional trains to operate to and from Michigan during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

According to Amtrak, the busiest travel days are the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday. Other than Thanksgiving Day, morning trains typically have more available seats than those in the afternoon and evening.

Amtrak says the extra trains will run on the Wolverine Line and will run between Chicago and the university campus communities of Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.

Click here for the full Wolverine Line schedule (.pdf format)

Amtrak carried a record 737,537 passengers during the 2012 Thanksgiving travel period, up 1.9 percent over the previous year and the prior record set in 2011.

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