Monthly Archives

August 2018

Indianapolis-Chicago Amtrak Route Now Bike Friendly

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News August 27, 2018

Bicycles are now accepted between Indianapolis and Chicago both aboard the Amtrak Hoosier State (Trains 850 & 851), sponsored by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51), which together provide daily service with intermediate Indiana stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. 

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Amtrak Promotes National 4-Day Sale for Seniors 65+

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel August 21, 2018

Book now to save 30 percent for nationwide travel

WASHINGTON –Just in time to travel to their favorite destinations prior this fall, customers who qualify for a senior rate (65 and older) are eligible to save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale is valid for travel from Wednesday, September 5 to Thursday, November 15 with no blackout dates. The sale runs exclusively on Amtrak.com for booking between Tuesday, August 21 and Friday, August 24. For great savings, please use promo code “V101” and select the passenger type “E” when purchasing.

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Amtrak Announces its August Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel August 14, 2018

Travel throughout the Northeast for as low as $19 this fall

WASHINGTON – When the leaves change color, it’s time to change your routine by traveling for less during Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Regional 4 Day Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17, customers can book their autumn day trips, weekend getaways and longer vacations anywhere in the Northeast Corridor (between Washington D.C. and Boston), for travel from Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 15, with no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Launches Thruway Bus Connection in New York State

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules August 9, 2018

Service links customers to Amtrak trains in Upstate

WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides a Thruway bus service, in partnership with Trailways of New York, for customers to connect to the Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited, and Maple Leaf trains across New York State. Convenient and affordable bus connections are available at Amtrak stations in Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Saratoga Springs, New York and will be taking customers to new locations, including Cooperstown, Cortland, Ithaca, Glens Falls, Lake George and Oneonta.

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Amtrak Reveals Modern Interiors on New Acela Express Fleet

By | Customer Amenities, News August 8, 2018

Acela equipment to offer contemporary accommodations and amenities

WASHINGTON – Amtrak today revealed the interiors on its new Acela Express fleet, which will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s premium Northeast Corridor (NEC) service. The new trains, scheduled to enter service in the NEC in 2021, will provide travelers with world-class accommodations and amenities, along with a smoother and even more comfortable ride.

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Amtrak Expands Its Gift Card Program

By | Customer Amenities, News August 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Whether you’re traveling for leisure or business, the gift of travel is always appreciated, especially with Amtrak gift cards now available at Amtrak.com, various brick and mortar stores and online retailers. The gift cards, which are available in physical cards and digital e-gift cards, are accepted exclusively for train travel purchases and can be redeemed on Amtrak.com and its mobile application, as well as in the station at Amtrak ticket offices and through Amtrak contact centers.

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Ride Amtrak to the New York State Fair

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Services and Schedules, Travel August 1, 2018

Amtrak trains to make special stop; Kids ride free!

NEW YORK – Amtrak will once again provide direct service for customers traveling to the New York State Fair this year, making it more convenient, cost-effective, family friendly and comfortable way to travel to the Empire State’s largest annual event between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Sept. 3.

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