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.
Customers receive 25 percent off their travel with 21 day advanced booking
WASHINGTON – Your summer trip just got a promotion with Amtrak, which is offering 25 percent off travel on the Acela Express when booking 21 days in advance of a departure. Starting Tuesday, May 22, Amtrak is expanding its Saver Fare prices to more departures on Acela trains, allowing customers to book their summer day trips, weekend getaways and longer vacations anywhere between Boston and Washington D.C. with these low fares, no discount code is required.
Acela trains allow customers to sit in luxury and comfort – not traffic – and with fewer stops around the route, customers can travel from downtown-to-downtown faster to the most popular cities in the Northeast, whether it’s to catch a baseball game, explore a new city, or experience a summer musical festival.
Customers should book early and save for trips to popular destinations
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is expecting heavy ridership as the summer season kicks off and customers head to the rails for convenient and flexible summer vacations.
Affordable fares and convenient service make Amtrak ideal for summer family travel. Customers are encouraged to book early for the best rates and as advance reservations indicate, there is an increased demand for July travel compared to last summer.
Updates will provide a more modern, comfortable customer experience
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is investing in an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela Express fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington, DC, aimed at introducing a more modern and comfortable customer experience.
“Customers expect a premium experience when they board an Acela Express train, and these updated interior features will provide a more comfortable, refreshed look and feel – whether you want to relax, move about freely, work or play,” said Amtrak CEO and President Richard Anderson.
WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will offer special train service for customers who travel to/from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., from May 11 and Sept. 30, 2018.
High-Speed WiFi Improvements Underway
WASHINGTON – Amtrak travelers on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will soon enjoy improved Wi-Fi, with a more reliable and easier connection to high-speed broadband.
Amtrak Acela Express customers are already benefiting from performance tuning, including improved stability and reliability of VPN connections for customers accessing corporate networks. This summer, Northeast Regional trains will receive upgraded processors and modem cards, as well as new antennas that will improve speed. These upgrades will allow for quicker loading times for webpages and other content, the ability to send and receive files faster, improved video streaming and audio performance, and a more productive and enjoyable experience.
Students ages 13-25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15 percent off the lowest Value or Flexible Fare when you book your travel at least three days in advance through the Amtrak website at Amtrak.com/MidwestStudentDiscount or by entering Promo Code V307 at time of purchase.
Fares as low as $39 between New York City and Washington, D.C.; Amtrak’s lowest offer since 2012
WASHINGTON – Get on board for your next exciting trip, as it’s time to travel for less, during Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Regional 3 Day Sale.” Starting Tuesday, May 8 through Thursday, May 10, customers can book their summer day trips, weekend getaways and longer vacations anywhere in the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), for travel from Tuesday, May 29 through Sunday, July 8, with no blackout dates. Exclusively available at Amtrak.com, the sale offers some of Amtrak’s lowest prices since 2012.
Customers can visit the most popular cities in the Northeast for their summer travel, whether it’s to catch a baseball game, explore a new city, experience a summer musical festival, have an outdoor biking or hiking adventure or take it easy and relax at a beach.
New station in Marks, Miss., on the historic City of New Orleans route
MARKS, Miss. – Effective this weekend, Amtrak City of New Orleans trains will stop daily at a new station in Marks, Miss., on the Chicago-New Orleans route made famous in a song by Steve Goodman and recorded by Arlo Guthrie and many others. Service in both directions is effective Saturday, May 5, with a ribbon-cutting event this Friday evening, May 4.
Marks (station code MKS) is about midway between current stops in Greenwood, Miss., and Memphis. Northbound, adult fares from Marks to Memphis start at $20, St. Louis via Carbondale, Ill., $81, and Chicago $87. Southbound, adult fares from Marks to Greenwood start at $20; Jackson, Miss., $27 and New Orleans $47. These fares are each way, with a 14-day advance purchase on Amtrak.com, our mobile apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL.
As part of its ongoing work to enhance the customer experience at Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Amtrak announced today it is seeking a master developer partner to update the historic station.