June 12, 2014 Take Amtrak To or From Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

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Low fares available, Special Train 1776 operates from Washington

WASHINGTON – 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.

Amtrak is now accepting reservations for Train 1776 – a special train departing Washington Union Station at 11:05 p.m. on Friday, July 4th en route to New York with stops at New Carrollton, B.W.I. Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore Penn Station, Aberdeen, Wilmington, Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Trenton, Metropark and Newark, N.J.

In addition to Train 1776, regularly scheduled Northeast Regional and Acela Express service will be available for passengers making their way home after fireworks displays or other Fourth of July activities. Additional information can be found on Amtrak.com.

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