Amtrak Works with Discover Global Network to Offer Customers New International Credit Card Options

| March 12, 2018

Amtrak is now accepting Diners Club International, JCB and UnionPay credit cards as payment options for Amtrak travelers.

The credit cards, which are part of the Discover Global Network, are accepted through Amtrak’s multiple payment channels including, Amtrak mobile apps, Quick-Trak kiosks, staffed stations (where available) and by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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Amtrak Awarded Five-Year Contract for MARC Penn Line

| February 28, 2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has awarded Amtrak a new five-year contract to continue providing train operations services for the MARC Penn Line commuter trains operating between Washington, D.C., and Perryville, Md.

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Amtrak Names Ken Hylander Chief Safety Officer

| January 9, 2018

Experienced safety leader to implement safety management system

WASHINGTON– Amtrak has named Ken Hylander Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. Hylander most recently served as Chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and previously served as the Chief Safety Officer at Delta Air Lines. He will report directly to President and CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System (SMS) at Amtrak.

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Amtrak Begins Next Phase of Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

| January 3, 2018

NEW YORK – Amtrak’s next series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station, as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program, will begin on Friday, Jan. 5, with revised scheduled train operations commencing on Monday, Jan. 8.

The bulk of the infrastructure renewal work for 2018 is occurring on weekends, as the project scope has not changed since November’s initial announcement. It is still expected to conclude on May 28, 2018, with minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station.

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Statement from Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson

| December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – “The installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the required routes nationwide will make our whole railroad network safer. Amtrak has been a committed PTC leader – prioritizing, completing and activating installation across the parts of the network that we control even as others in the industry have opposed the PTC mandate and worked to delay it.

“It is imperative that the rail industry urgently work together to get PTC activated on the national network as soon as possible – and certainly by the December 2018 federal deadline, if not before.”

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Amtrak to Discuss Cascades Train 501 Incident in Washington

| December 18, 2017

Amtrak will host a media conference call on Monday, Dec. 18 at 12:15 p.m. PT with Richard Anderson, Amtrak President and co-Chief Executive Officer to discuss the incident with Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, which was derailed south of Tacoma, Washington. On the call, Anderson will give a brief overview on the incident. You may join the conference five minutes prior to its start.

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Amtrak Selects Development Team to Partner in Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment

| December 14, 2017

Financial negotiations and project scoping underway

BALTIMORE – Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.

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