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September 2017

Amtrak Chicago Union Station Great Hall Work Underway

| September 25, 2017

In about a year, customers of Amtrak, Metra and other users of Chicago Union Station will enjoy a Great Hall painted in its original colors, made brighter by a restored and protected skylight with improved lighting in a $22 million project.

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Amtrak® Expand Partnership with Hot Coffee Service On Board Amtrak® Northeast Regional Trains Beginning Today

| September 20, 2017

Dunkin’ Donuts and Amtrak today announced the expansion of their partnership to now offer Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend and Dunkin’ Decaf hot coffee on board Amtrak Northeast Regional trains. The newest phase of this partnership follows the successful April launch of Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee on board Amtrak Acela Express high-speed trains throughout the Northeast Corridor.

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“Great Dome” Car Returns to Adirondack Service

| September 19, 2017

Passengers aboard Amtrak’s world-famous 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 28 through October 29, 2017.

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New Amtrak Station in Alton serves the River Bend Region

| September 15, 2017

“This landmark facility will expand regional transit options and provide opportunities for transit-oriented development adjacent to the new station,” said Mayor Brant Walker. “We are extremely thankful to our project partners, the Federal Railroad Administration, Illinois DOT, MCT and Amtrak for their tireless efforts to make this project a reality.”

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Amtrak Launches Marketing Campaign Inviting Travelers to “Break the Travel Quo”

| September 14, 2017

Traveling these days can be complicated with all the rules, restrictions, additional fees, and shrinking leg room – but it doesn’t have to be. Amtrak revealed today an exciting new campaign, dubbed “Break the Travel Quo,” that goes head-to-head against some of the most prevalent pain points of modern day travel and reminds consumers that riding with Amtrak is a far easier, more comfortable and convenient way to travel.

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September is Rail Safety Month in California

| September 7, 2017

Today at the California State Railroad Museum in downtown Sacramento, representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, California Department of Transportation, California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL), the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), Amtrak, BNSF Railway, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Union Pacific Railroad, law enforcement and elected officials joined forces in a multi-agency effort in support of September Rail Safety Month and the See Tracks? Think Train! (ST3) Rail Safety Awareness campaign.

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All Aboard for the 2017 Autumn Express!

| September 7, 2017

The Amtrak Autumn Express excursion is back by popular demand for another year, operating Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct.15, from New York Penn Station for a trip through the Hudson River Valley.

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