Yearly Archives

2014

Holiday Activities for Amtrak Chicago Passengers

| December 8, 2014

Amtrak is offering passengers traveling through Chicago Union Station in December several opportunities to celebrate the season with a free concert series, the only Amtrak gift shop in the country and an exhibit on transportation in the Chicago area.

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Amtrak Station in Norfolk Offers New Passenger Amenities

| December 5, 2014

Amtrak, in partnership with the city of Norfolk, has deployed new, electronic, ADA-compliant passenger information displays (PIDS) at the train station. In addition, customer service representatives are on staff and available to assist passengers in purchasing tickets and providing other travel information.

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Amtrak Adds Chicagoan to Blue Ribbon Panel to Address Rail Gridlock

| December 1, 2014

Amtrak has added a member with deep local expertise in regional issues to the blue ribbon panel of rail and transportation leaders to identify infrastructure and operational improvements to address the rail traffic gridlock in Chicago. The unprecedented level of rail congestion is causing major delays for Amtrak passengers and freight shipments which are damaging to the U.S. economy.

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Amtrak Business Transformation Earns Industry Awards

| December 1, 2014

Amtrak is earning industry awards for its business transformation that has reduced costs, restructured performance management and differentiated pay, strengthened career growth and development opportunities, implemented best-in-class recruitment and retention strategies, and created a Total Rewards compensation and benefits structure.

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Amtrak Delivers Strong FY 2014 Financial Results

| November 25, 2014

Today, Amtrak reported unaudited record revenue totaling approximately $3.2 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014, representing the fifth consecutive year of revenue growth, and the eighth out of the past nine years.

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Amtrak Adds Capacity to California Trains for Thanksgiving

| November 20, 2014

The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be underway and Amtrak, Caltrans and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are adding equipment to accommodate extra passengers traveling throughout California. America’s Railroad® is working to meet holiday travel needs and offers several helpful travel tips for new or experienced passengers.

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Amtrak Asks Surface Transportation Board to Investigate Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads

| November 17, 2014

Amtrak is taking action to improve the on-time performance (OTP) of its trains that operate over tracks controlled by other railroads. In a complaint filed on Nov. 17, Amtrak is asking the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to investigate Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) and CSX Transportation (CSXT) for causing unacceptable delays for passengers traveling between Chicago and Washington, D.C., on the Capitol Limited service.

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Amtrak Thanksgiving Travel Tips

| November 17, 2014

The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be underway and Amtrak is prepared to accommodate additional passengers during the busiest travel week of the year. America’s Railroad® is working to meet holiday travel needs and offers several helpful travel tips for new or experienced passengers.

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