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September 2013

Amtrak Participants In “Hiring Our Heroes” Job Fair At Los Angeles Union Station

| September 19, 2013

Amtrak has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans as well as active military members and is participating in a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair today at Los Angeles Union Station in partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and a host of other organizations.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Adds Four New stops

| September 18, 2013

Passengers will have more choices when Pacific Surfliner trains begin stopping at four new station stops between Oceanside and San Diego (Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas and Sorrento Valley), currently served only by COASTER.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train to Roll into Strasburg

| September 12, 2013

Showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will stop at the Strasburg Rail Road during the next two weekends on Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22, welcoming visitors aboard for free tours.

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“Great Dome” Car Returns to Adirondack Service

| September 9, 2013

Passengers riding the Amtrak Adirondack train north of Albany will once again have the unique opportunity to experience the spectacular view of New York State’s fall foliage season when the historic ‘Great Dome’ rail car is making a special five-week return appearance through Oct. 29.

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Track Improvement Project Begins for Accelerated Michigan Amtrak Services

| September 4, 2013

The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins on Sept. 9. While the projects will cause some delays and modified schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service for Amtrak Wolverine Service trains as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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Amtrak Strengthens Green Commitment

| September 4, 2013

Amtrak recently joined the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as part of the railroad’s efforts to contribute to the nation’s environmental health by improving energy efficiency, reducing fossil fuel consumption and attracting more automobile and airline travelers to passenger rail.

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Illinois High-Speed Rail Corridor Work Resumes

| September 3, 2013

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.

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