AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is arriving soon on Amtrak trains in the Midwest, with eight corridors offering this free amenity to Amtrak passengers by early February of 2014. Collectively, these routes carried nearly 3.3 million passengers in the last year (Amtrak FY2013, Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013).
Due to strong demand, Amtrak is adding additional Wolverine Service trains between Michigan and Chicago to provide expanded December and January holiday travel options.
As Amtrak connects families and friends for the holidays, America’s Railroad® is also celebrating the season by offering a variety of Amtrak-related gifts at the
Amtrak Store, providing a chance to send customized rail themed video eCards, and will have a model train circling the National Christmas Tree.
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo, along with representatives of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad, Amtrak and contractor OCCI, Inc. today officially opened a new $28 million 1,200- foot railroad bridge across the Osage River – ahead of schedule and under budget.
Amtrak, Caltrans and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are adding 5,500 seats to the San Joaquin, Pacific Surfliner and Capitol Corridor routes to accommodate more Thanksgiving travelers.
With a freshly-renovated and repainted waiting room, newly installed heating system on the passenger concourse, modified vehicle traffic pattern and customized train schedule with more travel options, the Lancaster Amtrak station is ready for the busy holiday season.