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

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  • November 14, 2017

Amtrak Contact

Marc Magliari

312 544.5390

MediaRelationsChicago@Amtrak.com

Winter Park Resort

Steve Hurlbert

970 726.1573

SHurlbert@WinterParkResort.com

Lyft Contact

Darcy Nenni

925 323.7966

DNenni@Lyft.com

Lyft Offers Discounted Rides; Amtrak tickets start at $29 each way

WINTER PARK, Colo. –  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.

The “Amtrak Winter Park Express in motion with Lyft” is a relaxing, convenient and now even more affordable way to get to the mountains, with Amtrak tickets starting at $29 each way for select departures.

“Our goal is to get people to the slopes, and with new discounts and our partnership with Lyft, it’s as simple as opening the app,“ said Ryan Blanchard, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Winter Park Resort. “Lyft is an ideal partner in today’s world and we are enthusiastic about all they can offer our skiers and riders who are loyal to snow and the Winter Park Express experience.”

“Riding the Winter Park Express to the mountains is a beloved Colorado tradition so we are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor just as we launch Lyft in the mountains,” said Gabe Cohen, Lyft Colorado General Manager. “This year skiers and snowboarders will be able to get an affordable and reliable ride to Denver Union Station to ride the train to and from the slopes.”

“Lyft is a valued national transportation partner,” said Mark Murphy, Amtrak Vice President. “The Winter Park Express sponsorship is another great way to showcase the partnership’s role in expanding transportation connectivity and our dedication to delivering a elevated customer experience.”

Seasonal service will begin on Jan. 5, and will run every Saturday and Sunday through March 25, with three additional Fridays, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, and March 2. These Amtrak trains depart

Denver Union Station at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at the resort at approximately 9:00 a.m., and leave Winter Park at 4:30 p.m., returning to Union Station at 6:40 p.m. All times Mountain.

Also as part of the new partnership, three railcars wrapped in Lyft’s distinctive hot pink design will be traveling as part of the Amtrak Winter Park Express on weekends and remain on display at Union Station during the week.  After the Winter Park Express season, the wrapped railcars will continue in service on other national Amtrak routes throughout the west and midwest.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a 10-member board of directors, nine of whom are appointed by the President of the United States plus the Amtrak CEO. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman.  Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at blog.Amtrak.com, Like us on Facebook.com and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.

About Winter Park Resort

Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado’s longest continually-operated ski area features over 3,000 acres of award-winning terrain spread out over seven territories that include miles of cruising groomers, terrain parks, bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps. Winter Park is also the proud home to the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD). For more information, please visit WinterParkResort.com. For information on Winter Park Express sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Blanchard, Director of Corporate Partnerships at 303-749-8299, RBlanchard@intrawest.com.

About Lyft

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the U.S. population. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

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