October 15, 2013 Amtrak Offers Fare Discount to Thank Passengers

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America’s Railroad sets ridership record; Offers 31 percent off companion travel

WASHINGTON – To thank the customers who ride America’s Railroad® and helped set a ridership record of 31.6 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2013, Amtrak is offering 31 percent off companion rail travel, allowing passengers to share the experience with family and friends.

To take advantage of this discount, passengers must purchase tickets between Oct. 15 through Oct. 21, for travel Oct. 22 through Dec. 12.

The discount is available on regular full adult fares with qualifying adult companion traveling on the same itinerary with tickets issued together. This offer is valid on coach seats on select trains. Blackout dates of Nov. 26, 27, 30 and Dec. 1 apply. Other restrictions apply. For promotion details, visit Amtrak.com.

To view a complete list of current Amtrak promotions, visit the Deals tab at Amtrak.com.

To celebrate the customers who ride America’s Railroad, Amtrak featured a different #AmtrakStories portrait and passenger story on the Amtrak blog for 31 days. Starting today, passengers are encouraged to share their rail travel stories and pictures in celebration of the record ridership year at AmtrakStories.com for a chance to win prizes.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2014, nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.