May 22, 2017 Amtrak Improves Automatic Train Status Alert System

Reservations no longer needed to subscribe to notifications

WASHINGTON – Starting now, anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Previously, only customers holding reservations or tickets could use this service.

Sent by Amtrak at no charge (data and message charges can be levied by cellular carriers), this useful new tool allows anyone – whether you’re traveling on one of our trains, monitoring travel options or just picking up someone from a station – to stay informed.

This system improvement is of particular assistance to customers who purchase multi-ride tickets, including monthly, six- and 10-ride boarding documents, since they are not linked to specific train numbers.

Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose – on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. If your plans change, you can also modify or delete notifications at any time by creating a subscription at

Timely on-demand train status information continues to be available on, by using our mobile apps, calling 800-USA-RAIL or visiting staffed Amtrak stations.

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