NEW YORK – It’s time to spend less and see more of what New York has to offer. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Adirondack train, New York residents and visitors can receive 45 percent off a companion ticket when they purchase a full-priced adult ticket on the Adirondack. Additionally, customers who show their Amtrak ticket to or from Ticonderoga, NY (station code FTC) at Fort Ticonderoga’s ticket office throughout July and August will receive free access to the numerous attractions and experiences on land and water at the iconic fort and historic site that dates back to the 18th century.
Saturdays are for new experiences! Ride the rails and save on Saturday travel on Acela and Northeast Regional trains all summer long (and beyond) with Amtrak’s Buy One Get One companion fare sale beginning June 24 through August 30. Book day trips, weekend getaways or vacations for two anywhere along the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), for travel beginning June 29.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak has completed an extensive refresh of its train interiors on the entire Acela fleet, which travels along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston and Washington, D.C. The project is one of several initiatives designed to introduce a more modern and comfortable travel experience.
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.
The Amtrak Board of Directors approved two leadership changes to further build on the recent success of the company. Tracie Winbigler will serve as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Stephen Gardner will assume the role of Chief Operating and Commercial Officer.
Approximately once every three hours in the United States, either a vehicle or a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a train. June is National Safety Month and Amtrak wants to take this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety.
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.
WASHINGTON – Work continues to upgrade the infrastructure to increase track capacity, improve the ride quality and offer greater reliability that will benefit Acela and other Amtrak customers as well as commuter passengers along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington, D.C., to Boston.