January 15, 2013 Amtrak Offers Increased Service and Convenient Transportation to Inauguration Activities

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WASHINGTON – In preparation for travel to presidential inauguration activities in the nation’s capital, and to accommodate increased ticket sales, Amtrak is offering two additional Acela Express trains between New York and Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 21.

Train 2201 will depart New York at 6 a.m., arriving in Washington at 8:55 a.m., and train 2224 will depart Washington at 6 p.m. arriving in New York at 8:55 p.m. Otherwise, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Amtrak will be operating a typical Sunday schedule.

In conjunction with this major public event, passengers may experience enhanced security measures in the station and onboard trains.

Passengers can get schedule information and purchase tickets by visiting Amtrak.com, calling 800-USA-RAIL or on the Amtrak iPhone and Android apps.

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