NEW YORK – Amtrak continues to prioritize upgrading the customer experience as travelers along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will now benefit from increased weekday service on Northeast Regional trains at popular stations in Mystic, CT, and Westerly, R.I., to receive more access to the region’s major markets. The new schedule, which largely alternates trains at these stations to provide more meaningful service, will go into effect beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.
There will be four additional stops on Southbound trains and three additional stops on Northbound trains.
“By providing additional service for Mystic and Westerly, travelers and residents will reap the benefits of a more efficient travel experience,” said Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. “The benefits will also expand beyond these two stations as it allows Amtrak to better serve populations and cities along the NEC by offering additional access to and from urban areas in Boston, New York, and Virginia.”
Weekday Southbound trains will now stop at Westerly and Mystic at the following times (new service highlighted in red):
|Train Number||Westerly, R.I.||Mystic, CT|
|95||7:20 a.m.||7:30 a.m.|
|65/67||11:05 p.m.||11:17 p.m.|
Weekday Northbound trains will now stop at Westerly and Mystic at the following times:
|Train Number||Mystic, CT||Westerly, R.I.|
|66||5:49 a.m.||6:01 a.m.|
|178||10:45 p.m.||10:55 p.m.|
In addition to the customer benefits and improvements to quality of travel via the expanded service, Amtrak also remains committed to continuous improvement and innovation throughout the entirety of its rail network, on its trains and at its stations. Amtrak recently announced the expansion of its popular assigned seating offering in Business Class for Northeast Regional trains, which provides a more seamless onboarding process and the option for customers to select their preferred seat. Northeast Regional trains, as part of Amtrak’s NEC fleet, are also the country’s only all-electric intercity trains, providing a more environmentally friendly way to travel as part of Amtrak’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint.
There are no changes to weekend trains at this time; Schedules are subject to change. Tickets are now on sale on Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, via our ticket agents or by calling 1-800-USA RAIL.
Source: Amtrak press release.