April 13, 2015 New Connections Available to Amtrak Network from Scranton & Northeast Pennsylvania

Craig Schulz

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Thruway Bus Service links travelers to Northeast Corridor, beyond

PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and White Haven, Pa. can now connect to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the national passenger rail network via convenient and affordable Thruway Bus service to/from Philadelphia 30th Street Station, provided by Martz Trailways.

Daily bus trips between northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia provide convenient connections to/from Northeast Regional and Acela Express trains serving Washington, Boston, Virginia cities and intermediate points. Connections can also be made to the Keystone Service and Pennsylvanian (Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pittsburgh) as well as Crescent (Atlanta, New Orleans), Silver Star (Orlando, Tampa, Miami) and Capitol Limited (Cleveland, Chicago) trains.

Amtrak Thruway connections enable passengers to utilize other carriers to connect with Amtrak trains from cities without Amtrak rail stations. All buses and Northeast Corridor trains are equipped with on-board wifi and electrical outlets.

Passengers can book bus and train tickets together at Amtrak.com or via the Amtrak mobile apps available for iPhone, Android and Windows devices.

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