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Thanksgiving travel creates long lines at Milwaukee Intermodal Station

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 18:44:47-05

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Intermodal Station holds long lines as pre-Thanksgiving travel commences.

It was a busy weekend for travelers at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station on Wednesday.

Many of the travelers were working to get to their holiday destinations in time for Thanksgiving. Thousands of people made their way in and out of the downtown station on both bus and train.

“This is my first time taking it. So it’s a little different for me,” said Tatiana Brumfield, who is traveling to Chicago with her three daughters.

She had one goal in mind; spending time with friends and family. She took the train, and hundreds of others took the bus.

Clarice Jutz waited a while outside the Intermodal Station to pick up her brother Albert Anderson.

Anderson is traveling from Chicago alone. He is also blind. Despite that, he is in Milwaukee visiting his older sister who lost her husband a few months ago.

“Last May, my brother-in-law passed away so we’re going to start new traditions,” Anderson said.

Amtrak said they are expecting to service 680,000 passengers through the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We’re running pretty well today. The high winds are affecting us in some places but not here,” said Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari.

Travelers are asked to arrive as early as possible to ensure a smooth trip.