Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia today announced that Bill Flynn will be retiring after leading Amtrak since April 2020 and that Stephen J. Gardner will be appointed as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 17, 2022.
Amtrak has launched its sixth annual Track Friday Sale, offering customers the opportunity to buy one ticket and bring a friend for free for travel throughout the Northeast from Brunswick, Maine, to Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and through Virginia. Customers can purchase tickets beginning on Friday, Nov. 26, through Monday, Nov. 29.
Amtrak and Penn Station Partners will gather to host a groundbreaking ceremony today with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Deputy Administrator Amit Bose, Governor Larry Hogan, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Mayor Brandon Scott and other local officials and community members to mark the commencement of the redevelopment of Baltimore Penn Station and platform expansion project as part of Amtrak’s $150 million investment to improve customer experience and grow passenger rail.
As part of Amtrak’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, a series of colorful graphic photo canvasses will soon be appearing in stations around the country.
Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP) have reached financial close on a lease and development agreement for the restoration and renovation of the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.
Customers riding in First-class onboard Amtrak Acela trains traveling on the Northeast Corridor can now enjoy a refreshed food and beverage menu along with a top-quality dining experience, featuring a return to traditional and sustainable serviceware.
Today, federal, state and local leaders highlighted the 150th anniversary of the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) tunnel’s groundbreaking and unveiled new plans to enhance and advance the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program. Additionally, Amtrak announced the new tunnel will be named after Frederick Douglass, the late Maryland-born and world-renowned abolitionist leader.
President Joe Biden joined Amtrak executives for a ceremony to pay homage to the past and share Amtrak’s bold vision for the future. Streamed live today from Gray 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, the ceremony highlighted the remarkable contributions of Amtrak employees past and present as well as ambitious plans to expand and improve rail service for the future.
Amtrak is celebrating a half a century of moving America where it wants to go. The 50th Anniversary Sale offers sale fares at 50% off, with a maximum of $50 per segment, available on coach class for routes all across the country, as well as Acela Business Class.
After a competitive procurement launched in January of 2019, Amtrak has identified California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. (Siemens) as the preferred bidder to manufacture a new fleet of 83 Intercity Trainsets (ICTs), which will provide dual power in many instances and modern rail amenities to better serve all Amtrak customers.