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October 2013

Amtrak Exhibit Train To Roll Into Meridian

| October 31, 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 for free tours during the Railfest in Meridian, Miss., this Saturday, Nov. 2.

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Amtrak: Stop Taking NEC for Granted

| October 28, 2013

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a national transportation asset and is aging, failure prone and lacks redundant systems to keep it operating in the event of failure, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee today.

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“Great Dome” Car on Amtrak Illinois Zephyr Nov. 5-22

| October 24, 2013

Passengers riding Amtrak Illinois Zephyr trains between Chicago and Quincy will have a unique opportunity this fall to view the change of seasons when the historic “Great Dome” rail car is part of Trains 380 and 383 from Nov. 5 to Nov. 22.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train to Roll into Hamlet

| October 24, 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 for free tours during the 31st annual Seaboard Festival in Hamlet, N.C., on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Amtrak Previews New Long Distance Cars

| October 24, 2013

Production of the first units of new Amtrak long distance passenger rail cars is nearing completion and they are expected to begin field testing this winter. The cars are being built by CAF USA at its facility in Elmira, N.Y., which hired more than 400 employees to perform the manufacturing and final assembly work.

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Ride North Carolina’s Amtrak to the State Fair

| October 18, 2013

Amtrak is the most convenient way to travel to this year’s North Carolina State Fair. Beginning Oct. 18 and continuing through Oct. 27, the Amtrak Carolinian will make a special stop near the entrance of the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.

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Amtrak Police Department Launches APD11 Txt-a-Tip

| October 16, 2013

The Amtrak Police Department (APD) is launching a new method for passengers and employees to report suspicious activity, crime, or emergencies by introducing APD11 “Txt-a-Tip,” a program that allows contacting the Amtrak Police Department’s National Communications Center via SMS text messaging.

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Amtrak and State Partners Reach Agreement to Preserve All Corridor Routes

| October 15, 2013

Amtrak has successfully negotiated contracts with 19 state transportation departments and other entities to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes. America’s Railroad® is now poised to move forward with state partners to further expand and improve the intercity passenger rail network.

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Amtrak Offers Fare Discount to Thank Passengers

| October 15, 2013

To thank the customers who ride America’s Railroad® and helped set a ridership record of 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013, Amtrak is offering 31 percent off companion rail travel, allowing passengers to share the experience with family and friends.

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Amtrak Sets Ridership Record and Moves the Nation’s Economy Forward

| October 14, 2013

Amtrak carried a record 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013, delivering nationwide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing America’s economy and demonstrating the value and convenience of the national passenger rail network. It is the tenth ridership record in 11 years.

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