Steve Predmore has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer for Amtrak, starting Nov. 4, 2019. Predmore will report to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Commercial Officer, Stephen Gardner, and is responsible for safety planning, training and performance across the Amtrak national network.
WASHINGTON – A construction project is underway to improve accessibility and safety at the Amtrak stop in Ashland, Va. The Amtrak Northeast Regional provides daily service to the station located in the town’s downtown at 112 N. Railroad Ave.
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.
WASHINGTON – Trips to visit new destinations and scenic landscapes are waiting for customers to take advantage of Amtrak Vacations limited-time sale from October 23 to November 1.
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.
Save big on fall travel during the Amtrak 50% off Fall Getaway Flash Sale available for a limited time between October 22 – 23. The sale is valid for popular destinations from coast to coast with travel dates between Nov. 11 – Nov. 29.
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.
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.
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.
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.