Amtrak Adds Northbound Weekday Frequency at Aberdeen

WASHINGTON – In response to growing demand for rail service, Amtrak has increased by one the number of trains making a stop at its Aberdeen, Md. station. Northeast Regional train 130, which operates between Washington, DC and New York, will now make a morning stop at Aberdeen at 7:39 am each weekday. This brings the total number of trains stopping at Aberdeen to 12 each weekday, 13 each Saturday, and 12 each Sunday.

The schedule for train 130 is ideal for business travelers heading north out of Aberdeen with stops at Wilmington at 8:06 am and Philadelphia at 8:30 am. Following New Jersey stops at Trenton, Metropark, Newark International Airport, Newark Penn Station, the train arrives at New York Penn Station at 9:59 am.

Aberdeen is served by Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service which saw ridership increase 9.5 percent last fiscal year with total ridership topping 7.4 million passengers. The number of boardings and alightings (de-boardings) at the Aberdeen station in FY08 was 45,052, up from 38,702 in FY07.