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Amtrak's Hiawatha adds late Friday, Cubs-Brewers trains

Amtrak will add a late night Friday connection to its Hiawatha Service train service between Chicago and Milwaukee starting Sept. 29, the passenger railroad announced yesterday.

Amtrak Train 343 will allow passengers to travel later on Friday nights from Chicago and Glenview, Illinois, to Wisconsin stops in Sturtevant, Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport and downtown Milwaukee, according to an Amtrak press release.

The new schedule also will restore Saturday morning service by Train 330 to give passengers an early morning train every day but Sunday.

And to assist Major League Baseball fans, Amtrak will operate a late-night service on Saturday, Sept. 23, so fans can travel back to Chicago from Milwaukee as the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers battle to be the winner of the National League's Central Division. Train 344 will leave downtown Milwaukee at 11:55 p.m., the Milwaukee Airport stop at 12:05 a.m., Sturtevant at 12:18 a.m., and Glenview at 12:56 a.m., arriving back in Chicago at 1:24 a.m. on Sept. 24.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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