Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra special treat during this holiday season, in which “Pets Ride Free.” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Amtrak are teaming up for a first of its kind promotion in celebration of the December 6 home entertainment release of Illumination’s blockbuster film, The Secret Life of Pets. The “Pets Ride Free” offer, available for trips booked December 6 through December 11, 2016 or while supplies last, allows pets to ride at no additional cost on participating Amtrak routes from December 9 through March 31, 2017.
What’s better than Black Friday? “Track Friday.” For the first time in its history, Amtrak is offering customers a Black Friday sale.
Amtrak today reported exceptionally strong unaudited financial results for the fiscal year which ended on September 30, 2016 (FY 2016), including an all-time unaudited ticket revenue record of $2.14 billion, a $12 million increase over Fiscal Year 2015.
In anticipation of the busiest travel period of the year, Amtrak is preparing to accommodate the expected surge of holiday travelers with additional trains and extra seats on routes in California. More seats will be added to the Amtrak San Joaquins, Pacific Surfliner and Capitol Corridor routes.
Amtrak has narrowed the field to three teams that will compete to be selected as Master Developer for commercial elements of Baltimore Penn Station and surrounding Amtrak-owned properties.
Following the launch of the 30th Street Station District Plan earlier this year, Amtrak has engaged Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to issue a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the long term lease and development of property adjacent to its third busiest station.
The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be under way and Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are prepared to accommodate additional customers traveling on the Northeast Regional during the busiest travel week of the year.
In anticipation of the busiest travel period of the year, Amtrak will accommodate the expected surge of Thanksgiving travelers with extra capacity on the Keystone service in the New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg corridor.