Monthly Archives

May 2019

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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Get Carried Away on Amtrak as Summer Travel Season Begins

By | News, Travel May 20, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Northeast Sale Offers BOGO Free Companion For Saturday Summer Travel

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel May 15, 2019

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.

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Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Partnership with $31 Million Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Investment

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 14, 2019

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.

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METRO BREEZ and Amtrak Downeaster Partner to Promote Public Transportation Options

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Travel May 13, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Continues Multimillion Dollar Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel May 2, 2019

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.

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