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September 2015

Amtrak Guest Rewards Program Improvements to Debut January 2016

| September 27, 2015

Updates include more flexible earning and redemption options

WASHINGTON – Amtrak passengers will have more options to earn and redeem points under an extensively improved, simplified Amtrak Guest Rewards program that launches in January 2016.

“This program takes Amtrak Guest Rewards to the next level with improved earnings potential and expanded, simplified redemptions,” said Matt Hardison, Amtrak’s executive vice president of marketing and sales.

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“Great Dome” Car Returns to Adirondack Service

| September 20, 2015

Passengers aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack service can experience the splendor of Upstate New York’s fall foliage season in unique fashion when the historic “Great Dome” car returns for a six-week run September 24 through November 3, 2015.

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Amtrak Offers More Bike Service on the Capitol Limited

| September 14, 2015

Amtrak is expanding the availability of bike service on the Capitol Limited to allow more passengers the convenience of traveling with their bikes. This enhanced service begins on Sept. 14 and provides passengers with a way to travel with their bicycles without the hassles of driving and parking vehicles.

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Amtrak Launches New Brand Campaign: “500 Destinations. Infinite Stories”

| September 14, 2015

Nationwide campaign, inspired by passengers, showcases benefits of rail travel

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today unveiled a new nationwide brand campaign “500 Destinations: Infinite Stories,” inspired by passengers’ travel experiences from across the U.S. The new campaign is designed to create top-of-mind awareness and showcases the comfort, freedom, service and value of train travel.

The storytelling at the heart of the campaign focuses on the unique experiences and adventures only rail travel can provide. Whether it’s a trip to college, a business trip with colleagues, a girls’ weekend, or a dream vacation across the country, Amtrak takes you there. From downtown to downtown, community to community, Amtrak connects passengers to more than 500 destinations, offering a smarter way to travel.

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Amtrak and Bank of America Announce New Amtrak Guest Rewards Credit Cards

| September 14, 2015

New cards deliver more points and perks

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and Bank of America announced a new Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card program effective immediately. This program includes two new credit cards created to fit passengers’ travel and spending preferences. It’s now easier than ever to ride with Amtrak, earn points and redeem for Amtrak travel with the Amtrak Guest Rewards® World MasterCard® and Platinum MasterCard® credit cards.

“These new cards are perfectly matched with the Amtrak Guest Rewards program improvements we recently announced and mark an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to deliver exceptional value to our loyal passengers,” said Amtrak Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Matt Hardison. “Together with Bank of America, we are providing customers with what they want: more travel rewards and an overall improved travel experience.”

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Amtrak Powers Cross-Country Creative Project

| September 10, 2015

Amtrak is partnering with Passion Passport, a community of storytellers, photographers and videographers united around the transformative power of travel, to bring together some of the nation’s leading creative voices in the travel industry aboard a multi-day cross-country train journey Sept. 11 – 25 for the first-ever Passport Express.

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| September 4, 2015

Weekend travelers have another high-speed option for Northeast Corridor service between Boston and New York, as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service between the two cities. Tickets are now available at, the Amtrak mobile apps and other booking channels.

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