Amtrak Adding Weekend Service at Newark, Del.

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is adding Northeast Regional weekend stops at the station in Newark, Del., starting Dec. 17. The new schedule will include a southbound stop every Friday at 3:05 p.m. (train 133), and a northbound stop every Saturday and Sunday at 8:43 p.m. (train 182).

The Newark station, which is conveniently located near the University of Delaware campus, will benefit from this increased weekend service to and from the Washington, D.C. area.

“Amtrak’s Northeast Regional service continues to experience ridership gains, and we are excited to offer more travel options to our customers in Delaware,” said Amtrak Chief of Product Development Brian Rosenwald.

One way fares between Newark, Del. and Washington, D.C., are as low as $29 each way with a 14-day advance purchase.

The Newark, Del. station has recently seen an increase in ridership with 9,300 passengers in FY 2010, up from 7,883 in FY 2008.