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October 2019

Amtrak Expands Popular Assigned Seat Offering to Northeast Regional Trains in Business Class

By | Customer Amenities, News, Travel October 24, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak is expanding its assigned seating program for customers traveling in Northeast Regional Business class. This long-requested offering, previously only available for Acela First class passengers, allows families, friends and colleagues to sit together. Seat assignment in Business class on Northeast Regional will begin on trains departing on or after Saturday, January 11, providing customers with Business Class reservations the ability to select their preferred seat.

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Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Encourages Travelers to Book Thanksgiving Reservations Early

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Services and Schedules, Travel October 23, 2019

ORANGE, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2019 – In anticipation of the busiest travel week of the year, Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of holiday travelers with extra equipment and additional capacity on the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® route, which travels between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. Tickets sell out quickly, so customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book early.

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Governor Murphy, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Continue Collaboration Through Fall Construction Program at Four Stations

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel October 15, 2019

Improvements to benefit customers and enhance overall travel experience


NEW BRUNSWICK – Governor Phil Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT CEO Kevin Corbett today announced the kickoff of fall 2019 construction work at four New Jersey train stations. These projects – a result of a reinvigorated relationship between NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak – demonstrate a joint commitment to improving the customer and travel experience throughout the state. Customers can expect to see improvements at New Brunswick, Trenton Transit Center, Princeton Junction, and Elizabeth Stations.

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All Aboard for Autumn Colors Express

By | News, Travel October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Rail Excursion Management LLC., in cooperation with Amtrak, will operate the Autumn Colors Express on Oct. 25, 26, and 27 from Huntington to Hinton, West Virginia. Customers will travel through the New River Gorge, during the peak of fall foliage season.

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Eastbound "Hiawatha" train

Super-Sized Trains Scheduled for Amtrak MidwestSM Thanksgiving Travel

By | Commuter and State Partners, News October 14, 2019

CHICAGO –Amtrak is prepared to accommodate the surge of Thanksgiving travelers with additional capacity on Amtrak Midwest network routes for the holiday in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, plus extra trains to Downstate Illinois stations in Normal and Quincy. While we will operate every available passenger railcar, our trains sell out quickly and customers are encouraged to plan ahead and book tickets early.

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Amtrak Launches Bicycle Service and Baggage Check on Pennsylvanian Trains

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, News October 14, 2019

As part of a collaborative ongoing effort, Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) have introduced a checked bicycle service on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian, which operates daily between New York– Philadelphia – Harrisburg – Pittsburgh. In addition, checked baggage service has also been restored.

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