Yearly Archives

2019

Amtrak Offers 30% Discount Ahead of Father’s Day Weekend

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel June 13, 2019

Nationwide discount allows friends and families to get carried away on Amtrak

WASHINGTON – This year, there’s no better gift than the gift of train travel. Now customers can receive a discount on travel throughout the country with a 30 percent off sale heading into Father’s Day weekend. Giving customers the gift of an experience and memories that can be kept for a lifetime, Amtrak invites customers to get carried away and share the experience with friends, family and of particular importance, dads.

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Amtrak Customers Celebrate 90 Years of Empire Builder Service

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel June 11, 2019

CHICAGO – Amtrak today marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder, which travels across the country’s northern tier, allowing customers to experience the grandeur of the Mississippi River Valley, Great Plains, Rockies and the Cascade Range. Daily service between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest provides a vital intercity travel option connecting more than 40 communities in eight states.

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Amtrak Trains Return to Historic Springfield Union Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News June 10, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Amtrak’s Northeast Regional, Lake Shore Limited, and Vermonter trains will return today to the historic Springfield Union Station, after previously using a temporary facility, providing customers with a better customer experience when traveling in, out, and through Western Massachusetts. Customers can now expect to see passenger information display boards (PIDS) and hear train announcements within the station and a customer service desk has also been added, which will be staffed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. There is no change in service or timetables for those traveling to or from Springfield.

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Buy One Sleeping Accommodation Bring a Companion Free

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel June 4, 2019

Limited-time summer sale offers the perfect opportunity to Get Carried Away on Amtrak

WASHINGTON – The benefits of traveling on Amtrak with a family companion or significant other has never been better with its latest sale. This sale allows one person to travel for free in a group of two when enjoying the comfort of a bedroom or roomette. The sale is available exclusively on Amtrak.com between June 4 and June 10, 2019 and is valid for travel from August 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.

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Amtrak “Customer Now” Focus Upgrades Stations Nationally

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has an ambitious $72.5 million program to improve the customer experience at stations across the network in 2019. “Customer Now” projects are as simple as new door systems, lavatories and platforms at some stations and as complex as the skylight and Great Hall improvement at Chicago Union Station that is the subject of a new documentary.

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