WASHINGTON – In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT’s grant application, if successful, will restore an out-of-service siding between Portland and Salem. Restoring this siding will improve on-time performance on a rail line segment where the largest cause of delay to Amtrak Cascades customers is freight train interference.
WASHINGTON, D.C – (July 30, 2019) – Amtrak Guest Rewards® recently rolled out a new benefit for Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard® cardholders. New and existing cardholders will now get up to a 20% rebate, in the form of statement credit, on onboard food and beverage purchases when they use their card.
Plan your upcoming end of summer, fall break and holiday travel with change to spare during Amtrak’s Get Lost in the Ride sale beginning July 30 – Aug. 1. Book day trips, business trips or relaxing vacations at a 40% discount anywhere along the Northeast Corridor, between Virginia and Boston as well as Niagara Falls and Vermont, for travel beginning August 11 through January 31.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak today announced the launch of Acela Nonstop, a new offering with direct service between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP), beginning Monday, Sept. 23, with tickets now available. The initial weekday only schedule includes one southbound (NYP-WAS) and one northbound train (WAS-NYP) per day with an approximate trip time of two hours and 35 minutes. The southbound train will depart NYP at 6:35 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at WAS around 9:10 a.m. The northbound train will depart WAS at 4:30 p.m., and arrive at NYP around 7:05 p.m.
Amtrak is inviting customers to experience the comfort and convenience of a sleeping car aboard the Auto Train. The time to book has never been better with our latest sale: one person in a group of two can travel for free. This sale is for a Roomette or Bedroom and is available exclusively on Amtrak.com from July 22 to July 29. The special offer is valid for travel from Jan. 15 to March 22, 2020.
ORANGE, Calif. – July 16, 2019 – In anticipation of one of the busiest travel weeks on the Pacific Surfliner, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of travelers with extra equipment and staff, adding approximately 9,500 additional seats to Pacific Surfliner trains over the five-day period from July 17 to July 21, 2019. In order to accommodate projected passenger demand, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will be putting 14 additional cars into service to expand capacity on peak days (Wednesday and Sunday).
For a limited time, a special fare for $89 one-way, plus the cost of the vehicle, is available for purchase beginning on July 15.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak will introduce a series of enhancements on the Auto Train during the next six months. This train offers daily, non-stop service from Lorton, Va. (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford, Fla. (near Orlando). Customers can skip I-95 and travel with their vehicles, including cars, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, and even small boats or jet-skis.
Amtrak released its FY2018 Sustainability Report, in a newly designed and interactive online experience, highlighting company performance against year-over-year sustainability goals. In FY18 year, the company achieved all energy, fuel, recycling and emissions targets with the support of more than 20,000 employees.
A new Amtrak Thruway Bus Service now provides two daily round-trip buses between Green Bay and Milwaukee, with stops in Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac. The service provides seamless connections to and from Chicago using Amtrak Hiawatha trains. It is being provided by Amtrak, in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).