Beginning in October, Amtrak will be reducing service on long-distance routes nationwide, including stops in Northern Montana.
Amtrak has announced the decision to operate with reduced capacity due to the long-term impact of COVID-19 on ridership.
Starting in October, Amtrak’s Empire Builder Line will cut service from seven days a week to just three.
The popular long-distance line stops in 12 stations in Montana including Whitefish.
Amtrak also announced a proposal to cut 20% of its employees.
Amtrak officials said their goal is to restore daily service on the Empire Builder Line routes by the summer of 2021.