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Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited

New York/Boston - Albany - Buffalo -Cleveland - Chicago

For additional service between New York and Chicago see the Capitol Limited and the Cardinal schedules.

Scenic Highlights along the route.
Services on the Lake Shore Limited.
Connecting Thruway services.

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    R49             Train Number                      R48
   Daily            Days of Operation                Daily
 (Read down)                                       (Read up)
          miles                                          .
   3:46p     0  Dp  New York, NY *             Ar    6:45p
 P 4:28p    33      Croton-Harmon, NY              D 5:57p
 P 6:20p   141  Ar  Albany-Rensselaer, NY      Dp         
 R291/235           Connecting train             240/284/292
   4:07p     0  Dp  Poughkeepsie, NY           Ar    5:17p
   4:22p    16      Rhinecliff-Kingston, NY          4:59p
   4:45p    41      Hudson, NY                       4:36p
   5:15p    68  Ar  Albany-Rensselaer, NY      Dp  D 4:10p

   R449             Connecting Train                 R448
 Y12:00n     0  Dp  Boston, MA (South Sta) *   Ar    9:45p
YP12:05a     1      Boston, MA (Back Bay)          D 9:40p
YP12:33p    21      Framingham, MA       @         D 9:07p
 Y 1:03p    44      Worcester, MA                  D 8:16p
 Y 2:15p    98  Ar  Springfield, MA            Dp    7:05p
 Y 2:20p        Dp                             Ar    6:57p
 Y 3:41p   150      Pittsfield, MA       @           5:33p
 Y 5:35p   199  Ar  Albany-Rensselaer, NY      Dp    4:10p

 P 7:05p   141  Dp  Albany-Rensselaer, NY      Ar  D 3:40p
   7:31p   159      Schenectady, NY                  3:10p
   8:44p   237      Utica, NY                        1:22p
   9:41p   291      Syracuse, NY                    12:21p
  11:00p   370      Rochester, NY                   10:58a
  11:55p   431  Ar  Buffalo, NY (Depew Sta) *  Dp   10:00a
  11:59p        Dp                             Ar    9:55a
   1:36a   524      Erie, PA             @           8:29a
   3:27a   618  Ar  Cleveland, OH (Lakefront)* Dp    7:00a
   3:35a        Dp                             Ar    6:22a
   4:08a   643      Elyria, OH (Lorain)  @           5:38a
   4:45a   678      Sandusky, OH         @           4:58a
   5:45a   725  Ar  Toledo, OH                 Dp    4:05a
   6:15a        Dp                             Ar    7:20a
   7:05a   779      Bryan, IN            @   ET      2:30a
   7:33a   804      Waterloo, IN         @  EST      1:45a
   8:25a   857      Elkhart, IN                     12:52a
   8:49a   875      South Bend, IN          EST     12:30a
   9:45a   959  Ar  Chicago, IL *         CT   Dp   10:00p 
D -- Stops only to discharge passengers.
P -- Stops only to receive passengers.
R -- Reservations required on this train.
T -- South Bend, Elkhart, and Waterloo, IN do not observe daylight time.  Time
     shown is Standard time in effect from the first Sunday in April until
     the last Saturday of October.
M -- Train 48 stops to discharge passengers and to receive passengers for
     destinations in Massachusetts.  Reservations accepted on a space-available
     basis.  However, passengers are advised to use Train 284 or 282.
Y -- Monday - Friday train operates as #447 25 minutes later than the times shown,
* -- Amtrak's Great American Vacation package(s) available at this destination.
     See Amtrak's web or call 1-800-321-8684 for more details.
@ -- Tickets cannot be purchased at this location.  You may purchase your
     tickets on the train (without penalty) or from any Amtrak appointed
     travel agency.  Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL to make special arrangements
     when boarding/detraining assistance is required.
& -- Ticket office available, but not open for all departure times.

Note: Stations and/or platforms are accessible to disabled and elderly passengers except at Erie, Cronton-Harmon, Pittsfield, and Framingham. Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL to make special arrangements if boarding/detraining assistance is required.

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Connecting Amtrak Thruway services:

Services on board the Lake Shore Limited:

  • Coaches -- Reservations required.
  • Sleeping Cars: First Class Viewliner® service New York-Albany-Chicago
    • Complimentary meals.
    • In-room bottled water.
    • Wake-up service with a newspaper and coffee, tea and orange juice.
    • Amtrak's Metropolitan Lounge®/Club Acela® available in Chicago, New York, and Boston for First Class passengers.
    • Check with Amtrak for date to resume Coach and Sleeping Car service between BOS-ALB-CHI
  • Dining Car -- Full meal service on Trains 48 and 49 between Chicago and New York.
  • Lounge Car -- Sandwiches, snacks and beverages, New York - Chicago
  • Cafe -- Sandwiches, snacks and beverages, Boston - Albany.
  • Smoking -- Smoking is not permitted on these trains. Passengers may smoke on station platforms as announced by train crews, and must remain next to the train, ready to board immediately upon hearing the locomotive horn and verbal ``All Aboard'' calls.
  • Checked baggage:
    • Handled at New York, Boston (South Sta.), Worcester, Springfield, Albany-Rensselaer, Schenectady, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Cleveland, Toledo, South Bend, and Chicago.
    • Accompanied hand baggage only may be checked to Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor via Thruway Bus Connection.

Scenic Highlights

  • Hudson River Valley
  • Berkshire Mountains
  • Erie Canal
  • Mohawk River Valley
  • Lake Erie
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