I made mistake of wanting to ride Amtrak Hoosier State one more time before operations of route were handed over to a new company – most likely Iowa Pacific last time I read.
Last year Business Class seating and wireless Internet service were added to this route ( now discontinued – read notes below ). I wanted to experience this on Hoosier State to compare against my experience on other routes with similar service levels.
Train was running late – because a year after my first Hoosier State ride – Amtrak had not made operations changes to make sure train left Indianapolis – for it’s early morning departure on time.
Video shows part of my Amtrak Hoosier State trip heading back to Chicago from Indianapolis. Ride home was smoother than ride to Indy – which was an absolute bone rattling nightmare.
Recording was done from railfan window. Shows train crossing over bridge then starting to speed up a few minutes after.
AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi, Business class seating and light refreshments will be discontinued on the Hoosier State, as scheduled, on February 1, 2015.
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Hoosier State Trains 850 and 851: AmtrakConnect Wi-Fi and Other Services Discontinued Effective February 1, 2015
The AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi, Business class seating and light refreshments will be discontinued on the Hoosier State, as scheduled, on February 1, 2015.
In October 2014, Amtrak announced its demonstration of Wi-Fi capabilities and other services aboard the Hoosier State through January 31, 2015. The State of Indiana has chosen not to fund the continuation of these services.
INDOT is close to finalizing an agreement with Iowa Pacific as the new private entity involved with the Hoosier State
Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Karl Browning told the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee this week that INDOT and Amtrak are close to finalizing a 60-day extension of their current agreement, currently scheduled to end on January 31st
Amtrak adds amenities to Hoosier State line adding free Wi-Fi, modest food service and business class seating to passenger line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago.
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Amtrak Hoosier State passenger-rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue through Jan. 31, 2015
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The Hoosier State is an Amtrak passenger train that provides service on a 196-mile (315 km) route from Chicago to Indianapolis.
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