Just a reminder to be safe around railroad tracks every day and especially during the upcoming summer travel season. Capitol Corridor trains travel through suburban towns and big cities – along quiet roads and down the middle of urban thoroughfares carrying passengers to summer travel destinations like the Bay Area and Sacramento.
Amtrak is raising awareness about safety in an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from unsafe behavior by motorists and pedestrians on railroad crossings and tracks as the summer season gets under way.
Amtrak has announced it will build a $28 million locomotive service facility in Seattle. This is Amtrak’s third major investment in the Seattle facility that provides services for two long-distance trains, the Empire Builder and Coast Starlight; Amtrak Cascades state supported corridor service; and maintenance for Sound Transit Sounder trains.
Amtrak is making several changes to the Saturday night departure times for Hiawatha trains traveling between Chicago and Milwaukee to give customers more time to enjoy dinner, concerts and sporting events.
Just in time for the summer travel season, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Amtrak Cascades, ranked by National Geographic as one of the best train routes in North America, today announced an expanded partnership to better serve the traveling public.
Amtrak, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and Norfolk Southern, will begin operating non-scheduled trains on Monday, June 5.
The busy summer travel season is quickly approaching. Amtrak is ready to take families on vacation to more than 500 destinations throughout the country. With large spacious seats, and plenty of space to stretch out or get up and move around, Amtrak is the convenient and easy way to travel. Customers are encouraged to book early with Saver Fares and save up to 20 percent on many trains. There are standard everyday discounts for everyone: kids (ages 2-12) ride 50 percent off, students and seniors (62 and over) receive a 15 percent travel discount.
As the weather heats up and the busy summer travel season begins, it is more important than ever to remember to be safe around railroad tracks, including those used by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile route between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, passing through small towns and big cities, with portions of the route hugging the Southern California coastline.
Amtrak is announcing preliminary schedules as part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness and, ultimately improve reliability at America’s busiest rail hub.