Yearly Archives

2017

Amtrak’s “Track Friday Sale” Returns for Second Year

| November 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – This year, there’s no better gift than the gift of train travel as Amtrak has announced its second “Track Friday Sale,” offering customers a Black Friday sale for travel on most Amtrak routes throughout the national network. Amtrak is offering its “Track Friday Sale” for only the second time in the company’s history, following the success of last year’s promotion.

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Lyft is “All Aboard” as Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 Amtrak Winter Park Express

| November 14, 2017

A new partnership between Winter Park Resort, Amtrak and Lyft offers a stress-free way to get to the slopes this winter, starting Jan. 5. As the Presenting Sponsor, the popular rideshare service Lyft will offer new customers an AMTRAKLYFT promo code for $5 off their first four rides. Customers can also select a larger vehicle for their boards and skis, plus be dropped off and picked up at Denver Union Station. From there, Amtrak avoids the traffic snarls on I-70 and US-40 to reach 3,081 acres of the best terrain in Colorado.

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Amtrak Continues Next Phase of New York Penn Station Infrastructure Renewal Work

| November 13, 2017

Amtrak is announcing a series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program. While the bulk of the renewal work for 2018 will occur on weekends, there will be a series of continuous single-track closures within the Station from January 4, 2018 through May 28, 2018, which will require minor modifications to Amtrak and commuter train weekday operations at New York Penn Station. Amtrak is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

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Amtrak Ready and Prepared for Thanksgiving Travel

| November 8, 2017

The Thanksgiving travel season will soon be underway and Amtrak and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are prepared to accommodate additional customers traveling on the Northeast Regional during the busiest travel week of the year.

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Amtrak San Joaquins Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

| November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak San Joaquins route, which travels between Oakland/Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Additional Capacity Planned on Amtrak Capitol Corridor Trains this Thanksgiving

| November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Capitol Corridor, which travels between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, including service to Berkeley, Oakland, and downtown San Francisco. The Capitol Corridor also serves a number of universities including UC Davis, Cal Poly, Humboldt State, and Chico State. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early, especially if they have a bus connection as part of their travel.

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Reservations Required for Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Service This Thanksgiving

| November 3, 2017

In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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