Yearly Archives

2016

Amtrak Adding Trains for Midwest Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel October 19, 2016

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, America’s Railroad® is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with additional capacity on several routes in the Midwest. Extra trains will operate to and from downstate Illinois and Michigan and Amtrak will also operate every available passenger railcar in its fleet.

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Amtrak Expands Bicycle Program for Travel on the Coast Starlight

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Travel September 26, 2016

Amtrak’s bike program is now available on the Coast Starlight (Seattle – Los Angeles). This long distance train is the most recent to offer customers trainside checked bicycle service. This new amenity gives customers the opportunity to travel with their bicycles along the west coast and to different regions throughout the U.S. The new amenity is also available on the Cardinal, Sunset Limited, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited, Texas Eagle and Northeast Regional trains with baggage service for travel between select cities.

Customers will be able to hand their standard full-size bicycle to an Amtrak crew member, who will then hang the item on a rack in the baggage car. This enhanced service is available at staffed stations that offer checked baggage.

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Amtrak Investment Package to Advance Washington Union Station Concourse Modernization

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel September 26, 2016

Amtrak will use a portion of its $2.45 billion investment package in next-generation high-speed Acela Express trainsets and Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure improvements to fund construction for the modernization of Washington Union Station’s passenger rail concourse and the expansion of Amtrak’s D.C.-based fleet maintenance facility.

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