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Amtrak Prepared for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 5, 2015

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, America’s Railroad® is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and additional capacity on several routes in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the West Coast. Amtrak will also operate every available passenger rail car in its fleet. Tickets sell out quickly so passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early for best availability and pricing.

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Amtrak Announces Comprehensive Development and Improvement Program for Chicago Union Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News October 16, 2015

As part of the ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago area transportation leaders from Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announced today a set of initiatives aimed at advancing the master plan to redevelop the station.

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Amtrak Improves Acessibility at Auto Train Stations

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel October 6, 2015

Lorton, Sanford facilities offer convenient access

WASHINGTON – Amtrak continues to enhance the Auto Train stations in Lorton, Va., and Sanford, Fla., as part of its ongoing efforts to bring greater accessibility to its nationwide system.

Work on the level-boarding platform at the Lorton station was completed this year and provides safer and faster boarding and detraining for all customers including passengers with disabilities, or who use a wheeled mobility device, seniors and passengers with luggage and strollers. Work on the level-boarding platform at the Sanford, Fla., station is under way and is expected to be completed in early 2016.

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