Get Carried Away on Amtrak as Summer Travel Season Begins

Hop aboard to more
than 500 destinations

– 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.

Customers can take advantage
of various discounts like Share
, when traveling as a group and
other affordable fares
for traveling solo or with family and friends for an extended weekend or longer
vacation. Book early for the best fares as reservations indicate an increasing
demand for travel in July and August.  

Memorial Day weekend kicks
off summer travel season. During the four-day holiday travel period, Amtrak typically
serves more than 300,000 customers.

“We believe the journey is
the most important part of the adventure,” Amtrak President and CEO Richard
Anderson said. “Instead of sitting in traffic to reach these destinations,
travel in comfort and watch the scenery roll by.”

Amtrak gives customers access to popular trains, including
the Acela,
, AdirondackCalifornia
, Empire
, Coast
DowneasterLake Shore
, Sunset Limited,
Texas Eagle,
Auto Train, Crescent,
Silver Star,
Palmetto, and

Customers will enjoy large
spacious seats with plenty of legroom, spacious overhead compartments to store
luggage and the ability to move about the train to visit the Café and Lounge
cars. Customers have
the freedom to use phones and electronic
devices at all times (no “airplane mode”), and the ability to travel with small
pets on many trains.

Customers can visit to
plan their trip, check out Amtrak’s generous baggage policy,
as well as information on other deals and discounts.