Monthly Archives

July 2019

Amtrak Matches ODOT Grant to Improve Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News July 30, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Guest Rewards® Mastercard® Cardholders Can Now Receive Up to a 20% Rebate for Amtrak Onboard Food and Beverage Purchases

By | Customer Amenities, News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 30, 2019

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.

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Take the train and save 40% on Northeast Travel

By | News, Sales and Deals July 30, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Offers Acela Nonstop Service between Washington, D.C. and New York City

By | Customer Amenities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel July 25, 2019

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.

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Buy One Sleeping Accommodation and Bring a Companion for Free

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 22, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Adds Extra Capacity Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel July 16, 2019

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).

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Amtrak Investing in the Auto Train Customer Experience

By | News July 15, 2019

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.

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Amtrak Across America Sale Returns with New 40% Savings

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Make the most of the second-half of 2019, and get a jump start on 2020, by traveling to new cities or revisiting a favorite place. Whether going to the festival you’ve always wanted to experience, traveling to cheer on your favorite team, or visiting family over the holiday season, customers can take advantage of the return of Amtrak’s popular sale, “Amtrak Across America.” Lasting only four days, customers can save 40% on their next trip when booking between Tuesday, July 9 and Friday, July 12. The sale is valid on trips between Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 and Friday Jan. 31, 2020, and has no blackout dates, allowing travelers to save for popular travel periods like Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, and the winter holiday season.

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