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April 2018

Amtrak Announces National 3-Day Sale for Seniors

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel April 17, 2018

Book now to save an additional 10 percent from standard senior discount

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has announced a special offer for customers who qualify for a senior rate (65 and older). With this offer, customers will save an additional 10 percent off their standard 10 percent discount fare that they receive throughout the year. Just in time to travel to their favorite destinations prior to the summer rush, the discount is valid for travel from Tuesday, May 1 to Wednesday, June 27 with no blackout dates. The sale runs exclusively on Amtrak.com for booking between Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19.

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Amtrak Announces Summer Infrastructure Renewal Work

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News April 10, 2018

Critical work to benefit New York State, improve reliability for LIRR, NJT and Amtrak customers

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station during Summer 2018 by performing critical reconstruction of three major railroad infrastructure assets in New York City: The Empire Tunnel and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which provides train access between Upstate New York and New York Penn Station, as well as renewal work on Track 19 in New York Penn Station, which will help provide commuters with more reliable service. The total cost of the projects is estimated between $45 and $50 million, which will keep this important infrastructure in a state of good repair for Amtrak and benefit New York State with an upgraded, state-of-the art railroad.

Due to the work on the Empire Connection and Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf trains will all be rerouted from New York Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal between Saturday, May 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Lake Shore Limited will only operate between Boston and Chicago, with New York City and Hudson Valley customers connecting from Empire Service trains at Albany-Rensselaer.

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Amtrak Midwest trains for Tulip Time, sponsored by MDOT

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel April 2, 2018

Special Saturday schedules for May 5 and 12 on sale now

CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich. – Amtrak is offering additional service between Chicago and Holland, Mich. for travelers to Holland’s annual Tulip Time Festival. A special stop at Hammond-Whiting, Ind., is also added. These trains on the Pere Marquette route, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will run on two Saturdays during the festival, May 5 and May 12, enabling same-day visits to what has been heralded as the nation’s “Best Flower Festival” and “America’s Best Small-Town Festival,” with more than 5 million tulips in bloom.

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