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.
WASHINGTON – The temperature’s rising, the sun is shining, and summer is on the horizon. It’s time to plan a summer getaway and with its Buy One ticket and Get one Free Sale, Amtrak is making it easy for customers to invite a family member or friend to travel with them on the Amtrak Crescent.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is expecting an increase in customers this summer as train travel offers unparalleled convenience, ease and comfort. America’s Railroad® also provides a compelling alternative to congested highways and crowded airports for vacationers traveling to a beach adventure, a national park or to explore one of the country’s large cities.
WASHINGTON – With temperatures heating up in the Northeast, Amtrak is making it easier to enjoy the warm weather and weekends with your favorite travel partner through its “Saturday BOGO Sale.” The sale offers customers one free adult ticket, with the purchase of one adult ticket for Saturday travel throughout the Northeast Corridor (between – and within – Washington, D.C., and Boston.) and the option to travel conveniently and affordably on the Northeast Regional (NER) or experience upscale amenities on the Acela.
NEW YORK – Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT today announced a joint $31 million investment to improve railroad infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in New Jersey and to conduct renewal work throughout spring and summer 2019 as part of their ongoing partnership. The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state from the north end with projects at Newark Penn Station and Portal Bridge to the southern portion of the state with projects in Trenton. This extensive work and significant financial investment serve as the latest example of the cooperative relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak to enhance the customer experience for both commuter and intercity rail customers.
PORTLAND, MAINE –Greater Portland Metro and the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) have announced a partnership to improve the promotion of public transportation options between the towns of Portland, Freeport, and Brunswick, locations that are currently served by both METRO BREEZ and the Amtrak Downeaster.
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with the unique gift of a travel experience during the Amtrak Unconditional Love Flash Sale beginning Thursday, May 9 through Monday, May 13. This special offer is valid for travel nationwide between June 1 through Sept. 30 with no blackout dates.
NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.
Continuing its FY18 success, Amtrak is on track for its best year as the company celebrates its 48th year of operations. Fiscal year ridership is up 1.3% through March over FY18, and Amtrak is heading toward break-even on an operating earnings basis by FY21.