Yearly Archives

2019

The Amtrak Downeaster rolls out State Employee Discount

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sustainability, Travel December 4, 2019

PORTLAND, MAINE – In response to Governor Mills Executive Order for State Agencies to lead by example in reducing carbon emissions, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) announced a 15% discount on a for all Maine State Employees who use the Amtrak Downeaster for travel within or outside the State of Maine.

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New Amtrak Acela Trains Stimulate Nationwide Economy

By | News, Travel December 4, 2019

HARVEY, Ill. – The Amtrak partnership with Alstom to produce the next generation of Acela trains to move customers at higher speeds and more comfort between Boston and Washington is also boosting businesses nationwide. Today, Amtrak and Alstom thanked workers at LB Steel in Illinois for building wheel assemblies (known as “bogies” or “trucks”) and other components.

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Amtrak Kicks Off “Track Friday Sale”

By | News, Sales and Deals November 29, 2019

This year, give friends and loved ones a memorable and meaningful experience by treating them to a travel adventure as Amtrak launches its fourth annual “Track Friday Sale.” Customers can take advantage of a special deal with fares as low as $19 for travel on most Amtrak routes throughout the country.

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Amtrak Cascades Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Tickets Early

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel November 15, 2019

SEATTLE – Nov. 14, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is encouraging holiday travelers on the Amtrak Cascades route, which travels between Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Eugene to make ticket reservations early. Last year, the Cascades saw a 60% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following. Similar passenger counts are anticipated this year. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Amtrak, Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins Increase Capacity for Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nov. 6, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak, the San Joaquins Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) are prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins service. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early. Last year, the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins saw a 65% increase in ridership the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and a 68% increase the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

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Amtrak Adds More Frequencies and Extra Capacity on Most Northeast Trains for Thanksgiving Week Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel November 5, 2019

NEW YORK – In response to customer demand during the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak Acela (Boston – Washington, D.C.) and Northeast Regional (Boston – Virginia) services on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) will operate extended schedules with additional frequencies and capacity during Thanksgiving week to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers. Other services in the Northeast, including the Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian and Empire Service trains will operate full and extended schedules with additional frequencies and added capacity during the Thanksgiving week and require reservations in advance of travel.

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