WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn announced that Stephen Gardner has been appointed President, effective Dec. 1, 2020. Gardner’s appointment is part of a broader set of actions taken under Flynn’s leadership, working with the Board of Directors, to ensure that Amtrak is well positioned for success in fiscal year 2021 and beyond.
WASHINGTON – For customers planning travel this winter and beyond, Amtrak has launched its fifth annual “Track Friday Sale” offering half off fares with prices as low as $15. Customers can save up to 50% beginning Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30 for future travel between Dec. 8, 2020, and April 30, 2021, on select trains nationwide including the Acela, Northeast Regional, Empire Builder, Amtrak Cascades and many other popular routes throughout the country.
Book a Philadelphia escape now and get 50% off your Amtrak tickets. Amtrak and VISIT PHILADELPHIA® are partnering to help travelers relax, play and reconnect now and throughout the winter months for travel to Philly at a reduced price from several cities in the Northeast including New York, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston and New Haven.
The Amtrak Police Department (APD) today presented a Lodi, California Police Officer with the prestigious “Life Saving Medal” for her swift and heroic actions that saved a man’s life within seconds of being hit by an oncoming freight train. Officer Erika Urrea, a 14-year veteran of the force, was honored at the Lodi Police Station during an award ceremony hosted by APD and California Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit railroad safety education organization.
WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Police Department, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), first responders and railroads across the U.S. and Canada are delivering virtual simultaneous rail safety messages as part of “Operation Clear Track,” the single largest rail safety education initiative across the U.S. and Canada during Rail Safety Week, September 21-27.
Amtrak has expanded its Carry-on bike program for most Northeast Regional departures, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, allowing customers to store their bike inside of the passenger coach in a designated space.
Amtrak has reached a major milestone in Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation on all Amtrak-owned or controlled tracks. The final piece of the project recently concluded with installation on approximately one mile of slow-speed track in the complex Chicago terminal.
Amtrak has partnered with Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, to announce a new feature that will provide alerts to users approaching a railroad crossing. This feature is unique to Waze and puts drivers’ safety first, helping them return to the roads by highlighting the potential risks associated with driving over railroad crossings.
This summer, Amtrak customers can save money and enjoy getaways together, while physically distancing from other groups and riding safely in both style and comfort with Acela Share Fares. The Acela offers downtown to downtown service on the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and other intermediate cities.
In coordination with state partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, beginning Monday, July 6, Amtrak is partially restoring full-length Keystone Service (New York – Philadelphia – Harrisburg) with one roundtrip between Harrisburg and New York in response to anticipated increased demand.