Riding Amtrak Hoosier State across bridge

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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Note to Amtrak Hoosier State Commissary

Riding Amtrak Hoosier State leaving Chicago leaving Indianapolis

NARP ( National Association of Railroad Passengers ) Board Chairman Robert Stewart’s presentation Purdue University Student Government members receiving awards for their efforts in helping Save the Amtrak Hoosier State

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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.

Amtrak adds Wi-Fi, food service to Hoosier State line as Indiana remains in talks with vendor

Amtrak upgrades planned on Hoosier State line

Indiana Department of Transportation faces multiple hurdles in trying to meet a Feb. 1 deadline to turn the Hoosier State rail line over to a new operator

Amtrak Hoosier State passenger-rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue through Jan. 31, 2015

Truitt files bill Proposals to continue funding Indiana’s Hoosier State passenger rail service have come from the governor’s office and the General Assembly

Proposals to continue funding of Amtrak Hoosier State have advanced out of Indiana’s governor’s office and state legislature

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Purdue Student Government unanimously voted to support the saving of the Amtrak Hoosier State Line

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State Rep. Randy Truitt filed House Bill 1217 Proposals to continue funding Indiana’s Hoosier State passenger rail service have come from the governor’s office and the General Assembly

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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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