Amtrak Offers Buy One Get One Free Roomette Ticket Sale

| June 20, 2018

Cozy roomettes for two are now available for the price of one ticket

WASHINGTON – The benefits of traveling on Amtrak with a family companion or significant other has never been better as Amtrak’s latest sale, “Roomette for Two for the Price of One”, allows one person in a group of two to travel for free. This fare is available exclusively on Amtrak.com from Wednesday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 26 and valid for travel from Monday, August 20 to Friday, February 15, 2019.

Ideal for two passengers, Amtrak Roomettes offer comfortable seating by day, and at night, the chairs convert into a comfortable bed with a drop-down bed directly above. Both are complete with their own bed linens, pillows, temperature controls, lights and bed-side storage nooks. Meals are included in the price of the ticket as well as fresh linen and towel service, complimentary bottled water, and access to ClubAcela and Amtrak Metropolitan Lounges at select stations.

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Amtrak is the Best for Vets for 2018

| June 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak received recognition for its commitment to providing opportunities for America’s veterans with its inclusion in the top 100 Best for Vets Employers by Military Times.

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Amtrak Marks Positive Train Control Milestone

| June 12, 2018

Activation on BNSF subdivisions is Amtrak’s first host-owned territory implemented with PTC

WASHINGTON – Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions this week, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.

“Amtrak’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of our passengers, our crews and the communities we serve, and full implementation of PTC will make the entire network safer,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President of Safety Ken Hylander. “While we are excited to achieve this milestone, we must continue to work together to activate PTC and make the national railroad network safer.”

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Skip the hassle of driving and parking; Discover Maine with a new Downeaster Rail Pass

| June 7, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine – The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) which manages the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail service, is introducing a rail pass to make it easier and more economical to discover Maine by train. The Discover Maine Rail Pass, launched this week, is valid for 10 one-way trips on the Amtrak Downeaster between any Maine station within a 7-day period for an introductory price of $19 per person. The pass is designed to encourage car-free travel within the state and highlight the popular Maine destinations served by the Downeaster.

“The Downeaster stops in so many great and walkable destinations like, Freeport, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and Brunswick. And there’s a trolley from the Wells station to southern Maine beaches. This pass gives locals, as well as visitors spending multiple nights in the area, the flexibility to travel without the hassle and expense of driving and parking,” said Marketing Director, Natalie Bogart. Although the Pass is being promoted to tourists at hotels, B&B’s and campgrounds along the Downeaster corridor, it is available through all of Amtrak’s distribution channels including online, mobile app, station ticketing kiosks and call center.

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“Amtrak Across America” Flash Sale Offers Customers Up to 30 Percent Savings

| June 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is announcing its new summer sale, “Amtrak Across America” to help customers visit some of the country’s best and most popular vacation spots for up to 30 percent off a standard fare. This special fare is available exclusively for on Amtrak.com from Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7 and valid for travel from Monday, July 9 to Friday, November 16.

Additionally, the sale is applicable for travel to numerous destinations across the country, including small towns and large cities. For bicycle enthusiasts, the sale takes place during Amtrak’s busiest period of the year for bike travel – in FY17, Amtrak carried 26,423 bikes across its national network from June through September. In addition, for only $25, cats and small dogs (20 pounds or less) are welcome for trips up to seven hours on most routes.

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Amtrak to Improve National Network Locomotive Fleet

| June 1, 2018

New or rebuilt locomotives will provide more reliable service, a smoother ride and improved safety features

WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak is moving to either acquire new locomotives or rebuild its current diesel fleet of locomotives to supplement and replace its aging National Network diesel locomotive fleet used on Long Distance and some State Supported routes.

In a Request for Proposals (RFP), Amtrak is seeking to rebuild its current diesel fleet or purchase a minimum of 50 to 75 next-generation locomotives, with options to rebuild or acquire additional units. The locomotives will offer the latest safety features, have more horsepower, and the lowest emissions possible.

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Amtrak Debuts Assigned Seat Offering for Acela First Class

| May 30, 2018

New initiative provides seamless onboarding process, allowing customers to select their preferred seat before boarding

NEW YORK – Amtrak is now offering assigned seating for customers traveling in Acela First class on select departures. Assigned seating will allow customers to select their preferred seat in First class ahead of time: choosing between a single or double seat, a window or an aisle, or a two- or four-person conference table. After evaluating this launch, Amtrak will introduce seat assignments on more departures in 2018.

“By reducing the anxiety and stress of boarding, we’re making the onboarding process easier, while continuing to ensure the safety of our customers,” said Amtrak Chief Marketing Officer Tim Griffin. “Customers have long requested assigned seats on trains, allowing families, friends and colleagues to sit together.”

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Amtrak Introduces Lactation Suites for Nursing Mothers

| May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is proud to introduce lactation suites to accommodate nursing mothers at five major train stations, four of which will be installed in time for summer travel season, located at Amtrak stations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago.

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