All Keystone trains will require reservations Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Monday, Nov. 28.
In addition, Amtrak's Acela Express and Northeast Regional services will operate all-reserved full and extended schedules adding additional capacity between Washington, D.C. and Boston on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after the holiday.
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Some Amtrak trains between New York and Washington, D.C. will use rail cars and locomotives on Sunday, Nov. 27 and will follow regular booking and ticketing procedures.
Amtrak encourages customers to plan ahead and book as soon as possible because tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
In 2015, more than 751,000 people traveled home using Amtrak and a similar demand is expected this year with higher demand in the afternoon and evening on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and following Sunday.
You can purchase tickets online, through Amtrak's mobile apps, calling 800-USA-RAIL (872-7245), or by visiting an Amtrak ticket window.
Customers are allowed to bring two bags and two carry-ons collectively weighing 150 pounds for free.
Make sure to check the holiday schedules and arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to board your train and make sure you have your Photo ID especially if you are purchasing your ticket in person.