Monthly Archives

September 2018

Amtrak Police and Operation Lifesaver Mobilize Largest Railroad Safety Operations in U.S.

By | News, Safety September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – Amtrak Police and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), the national railroad safety education organization, are partnering again for the second annual Operation Clear Track, the largest railroad safety law enforcement operation in the United States. The event involves more than 500 police or sheriff’s departments across the lower 48 states.

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Amtrak Debuts its Northeast Holiday Travel Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 25, 2018

Customers save 30 percent on travel throughout the Northeast on Northeast Regional and Acela Express Trains

WASHINGTON – It’s time to skip the traffic and remove the hassle for your holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest “Northeast Holiday Travel Sale” exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Sept. 27, customers have the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela Express, for their winter train travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), from Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 5, with no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Offers National 3-Day Sale for College Students

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 11, 2018

Book now to save 30 percent for nationwide travel

WASHINGTON – With school back in session at colleges across the country, customers who are between 17-24 years of age and traveling with a valid student ID can save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale is valid for travel from Monday, Oct. 1 to Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with no blackout dates.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Works with Major League Baseball to Raise Awareness of Rail Safety

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety September 5, 2018

Pacific Surfliner partners with San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and California Operation Lifesaver to highlight the importance of safety around train tracks

ORANGE, Calif. – In recognition of September Rail Safety Month and U.S. Rail Safety Week, the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will highlight the importance of safety around train tracks with public education and outreach events in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and two Southern California Major League Baseball teams: the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Angels.

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Amtrak Double Days Promotion Offers Amtrak Guest Rewards Members Double Points for Fall Travel

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 5, 2018

Customers earn points toward Amtrak travel and other rewards twice as fast

WASHINGTON – Traveling on Amtrak this fall is worth double the points and experience, with the return of the company’s popular Double Days promotion. Amtrak Guest Rewards members typically receive two points per dollar spent on Amtrak travel. During the promotion’s travel period, from Monday, Sept. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 17, registered members will see their points doubled.

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Amtrak Resumes Service of Five Popular Train Routes at New York Penn Station

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News September 4, 2018

Summer Infrastructure Renewal Program completed on schedule

NEW YORK – Amtrak has completed its summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing the Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Adirondack, and Maple Leaf trains  to return to New York Penn Station on Tuesday, Sept. 4 as planned. Since Saturday, May 26, these four trains that travel to and from Northern New York and Canada were running in and out of New York Grand Central Terminal to accommodate the track and infrastructure upgrades. 

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