Officials from Winter Park and Amtrak announced yesterday that The Winter Park Express ski train will not be running this winter. This is from their joint statement:
“Amtrak and the resort will use the 2020-21 season to look for ways to make the Winter Park Express even better when it relaunches. Amtrak has been reducing the number of seats sold on each train to enable distancing, a best-practice that will likely continue into the upcoming winter season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort evaluated seating options on the Winter Park Express and agreed that, with social distancing requirements, it was not possible to operate the train successfully this season.””
The train which features Amtrak’s Superliner double-decker cars and shares the shares tracks with Amtrak’s California Zephyr that runs between Chicago and San Francisco is planned to return in 2022.
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