Interest in the resurrected weekend train service between Denver and the Winter Park ski resort, which will make its first run on Jan. 7, is running so high that some weekends are close to selling out and Amtrak is adding more capacity.

The train, dubbed the Winter Park Express, will make a round-trip run between Denver Union Station and the ski area on Saturdays and Sundays between Jan. 7 and March 26, 2017. An additional round trip will be added on Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day, both Mondays.

When the resurrected service via Amtrak was announced in August, each train could carry more than 500 people.

Since then, interest has proved so strong that some weekends are close to selling out, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told the Denver Business Journal on Thursday.

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