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Amtrak on June 1 will restore its Hiawatha service between Milwaukee and Chicago in response to anticipated increased demand, the national intercity passenger railroad announced yesterday.
Two Hiawatha trains and continued service by two Amtrak Empire Builder trains will together offer morning and afternoon departures daily on the route.
Additional Hiawatha round-trips are planned to begin on June 29, with morning, afternoon and evening departures from Milwaukee and Chicago.
Amtrak will require reservations and limit passenger bookings to less than 50 percent of train capacity to maintain physical distancing onboard trains.
More Hiawatha trains will be restored to service as driven by demand, working with the Wisconsin and Illinois state transportation departments, Amtrak officials said in a press release.
Earlier this month, the Hiawatha Service was reduced and replaced with bus service in response to stay-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.