Skip to main content

March 8, 2023

Security Measures

Amtrak is working hard to protect America’s Railroad® and improve resiliency of passenger rail across the country. Through a multi-layered approach, Amtrak uses enhanced security measures to make it harder for those who seek to do harm to our passengers, employees, equipment and facilities and ensure an efficient response to potential threats. This multi-layered approach includes deployment of Amtrak Police Department officers and intelligence gathering activities; protection of critical rail assets through targeted access control and infrastructure protection measures; security awareness, training, and exercises; consistent engagement with first responders and transit partners; and security program planning rooted in risk management principles to ensure effective implementation of mitigation strategies. These efforts are led collaboratively by the Amtrak Emergency and the Amtrak Police Department (APD) with involvement of leadership and each department across Amtrak.