With The Help Of DATTCO, Amtrak Introduces New Round Trip Bus Service

Amtrak has announced the launch of its latest connecting bus service, linking the Massachusetts cities of New Bedford and Worcester to Providence Station, in Rhode Island. Customers can connect to Amtrak trains at Providence Station serving the Northeast Corridor, including Boston, MA, New Haven, CT, New York, NY, and more, as well as more than 500 destinations nationwide.

“Amtrak’s latest connecting bus service will bring a brand-new link from New Bedford and close an existing gap in Worcester with convenient, timed connections between trains and buses to Providence and our national network,” Amtrak Executive Vice President, Strategy and Planning Dennis Newman said. “Customers can enjoy a comfortable journey from start to finish, knowing Amtrak will get them to their final destination with ease.”

Schedules are optimized for connections on both weekdays and weekends, with a dedicated connecting bus available in the morning, afternoon and evening. All buses are ADA accessible and have modern amenities including electrical outlets, Wi-Fi and comfortable reclining seating. The Providence to New Bedford route will also include an intermediate stop in Fall River, MA. Tickets can be purchased at Amtrak.com, the Amtrak app, or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Bus service will be operated by DATTCO under an agreement with Amtrak.

“DATTCO is pleased to have been selected for the launch of this important new regional service being introduced by Amtrak,” Dennis Lyons, Vice President of DATTCO’s Coach & Tour Group, said. “As a longtime bus partner of Amtrak in New England, we look forward to putting our more than 20 years of experience together to work in delivering connecting bus service between Central and South Coastal Massachusetts and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.”

Amtrak’s connecting bus services make coordinated connections with trains possible, enabling passengers from cities without rail stations to connect with the national network. Amtrak has produced a short video about how simple it is to use the service. Now until October 9, Providence customers can also take advantage of the station’s connecting service with RIDOT and the Seastreak Ferry. Visit media.amtrak.com/2023/08/providence-bus-service/.

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