Amtrak is requiring reservations for most customers riding on the seven daily round-trips from Milwaukee to Chicago between Nov. 23 and Nov. 27.
Normally, customers can use their tickets to ride any of the Hiawatha trains.
After a record-breaking 12 months ending in September with more than 807,000 passengers, Amtrak and its state partners in Wisconsin and Illinois have decided to add railcars to increase capacity and temporarily require reservations for those trains from the Tuesday before Thanksgiving through the Sunday following the holiday.
Customers with monthly or 10-ride tickets need not make reservations.
For the weekend of Nov. 26 and 27, a Sunday late evening train will be available in addition to the normally scheduled Saturday late evening Hiawatha Service train.
This will give customers an additional travel option on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, which has traditionally been the busiest travel day of the year.
Additional information about these improvements to the Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains are on the attached Passenger Service Notice, which is also posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.