Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) kicked off U.S. Rail Safety Week today and announced a new collaborative rail safety effort designed to save lives by alerting the public to the dangers of being inattentive at rail grade crossings and along the railroad right-of-way.
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.
In recognition of National Rail Safety Week, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will host an educational event featuring rail safety experts from California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) Sunday, Sept. 24, at Petco Park before the San Diego Padres game against the Colorado Rockies.
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.
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.
Catch a Friday evening show, sporting event, concert, or late dinner in the Land of Lincoln into the night and return to the Badger State with a money-saving adult fare as low as $25.
“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.”
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.
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.