Monthly Archives

August 2013

Amtrak Connect Wi-Fi Coming to Michigan Services

| August 28, 2013

AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is coming to Amtrak trains in Michigan, with the state becoming the first in the Midwest to bring this amenity to all its rail passengers. The state’s Transportation Commission approved the contract last week.

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Amtrak Operates Special Autumn Express Train

| August 20, 2013

Amtrak invites passengers to experience the splendor of fall aboard the inaugural “Autumn Express.” Tickets are now on sale for this one-day-only special train, which departs from and returns to Philadelphia 30th Street Station on Saturday, Nov. 2, and affords scenic views of historic railroad sites throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train Heads to Burlington

| August 20, 2013

Powered by a specially painted locomotive celebrating veterans and showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open to free tours this weekend at the Amtrak station in Burlington, Iowa. Other exhibits on station platforms also will educate and entertain visitors about depot improvement plans and railroading.

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Amtrak Making Major Improvements to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

| August 15, 2013

Amtrak will continue work this summer and fall on several upgrades at Philadelphia 30th Street Station to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the nearly 100 year-old building and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The projects represent about a $35 million investment.

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