Amtrak service has resumed at the historic Denver Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop St., starting with the scheduled 7:10 p.m. departure tonight of the eastbound California Zephyr to Chicago. The first westbound California Zephyr to use the landmark station is scheduled tomorrow morning at 8:05 a.m. to the San Francisco Bay.
“Passenger rail is indispensable to helping the United States meet our national goals of competitiveness, job creation and economic growth.”
For the third consecutive year, Amtrak is showcasing its past, present and future in a traveling Exhibit Train that will make various stops to communities around the country. The Exhibit Train allows visitors to take a self-guided tour to catch a glimpse of more than four decades of history of America’s Railroad® providing mobility and connectivity to the nation.
“Congress is facing a real challenge on transportation policy and the bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund is just the tip of the iceberg. It is a challenge that must be met and one we as a nation can no longer dodge or neglect.”
AmtrakConnect® cellular-based Wi-Fi service is now available on Amtrak trains in the Midwest, with eight corridors offering this free amenity to Amtrak passengers, effective today. Collectively, these routes carried nearly 3.3 million passengers in the last year (Amtrak FY2013, Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) and account for about 10 percent of Amtrak ridership.
When Amtrak Northeast Regional #171 departs Boston on Feb. 7, a new era of mobility will begin as the first of 70 new advanced technology electric locomotives enters revenue service. The modern equipment provides more reliable and efficient service for passengers, and will power the Northeast region’s economic growth and continued prosperity.
Beginning Feb. 3, visitors to TheRoot.com will be able to select a historical figure they’d like to travel with, then using an interactive map with black history landmarks, choose an Amtrak destination where they’d like to travel.