Beaches, museums, restaurants, concerts, festivals and other events are just a train ride away this summer in Milwaukee and Chicago. Adults can bring kids ages 2-12 along for free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday aboard the Amtrak Hiawatha Service trains from now through the end of August.
Amtrak will again host a booth at NYC Pride, providing festival attendees the opportunity to learn about rail travel at one of the largest LGBT events in the nation. The event will be held on Sunday, June 29 on Hudson Street between Abingdon Square and West 14th Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Amtrak passengers can book a getaway by taking advantage of special savings on select routes. Passengers can make the most of a rail journey and ride America’s Railroad® for a unique train travel experience across the U.S., while avoiding clogged highways, traffic jams and airport hassles.
The Amtrak program to modernize its long-distance train equipment has advanced to a key milestone as the first of four new passenger car types is in field testing.
Amtrak will operate a number of scheduled and special late-night trains to provide Fourth of July revelers with easy and convenient travel to and from fireworks displays in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and points in between. Low fares may be available for travelers who book at least two weeks in advance.
Working to improve rail service, reliability and address a longstanding bottleneck along Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor (NEC), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Amtrak are advancing an engineering and environmental study to examine various improvements to the 141-year-old Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland.
Amtrak is launching today a Chinese-language version of its website to serve as a resource for the increasing number of Chinese-speaking residents of and visitors to the United States. The site is accessible by clicking on the Chinese-language link on the Amtrak.com homepage or at zh.amtrak.com.
Amtrak, in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), has deployed new, electronic, ADA-compliant passenger information displays (PIDs) at Baltimore Penn Station.
Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston.
Amtrak, in partnership with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Voices of Hope, has launched “Empire Service Rails to Recovery,” a new program providing discounted rail fare for passengers and families traveling for treatment of life-threatening medical conditions.