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Beth Toll

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Amtrak Offers National 3-Day Sale for College Students

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel September 11, 2018

Book now to save 30 percent for nationwide travel

WASHINGTON – With school back in session at colleges across the country, customers who are between 17-24 years of age and traveling with a valid student ID can save 30 percent off their Amtrak travel on most trains throughout the country. The sale is valid for travel from Monday, Oct. 1 to Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, with no blackout dates.

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Passengers on the platform next to a Northeast Regional train

Amtrak Rolls Out its Northeast Regional Flash Sale

By | News, Sales and Deals, Travel July 10, 2018

Every major city in the Northeast, at a major discount; book fares as low as $19

WASHINGTON – During Amtrak’s “Northeast Regional July Flash Sale,” beginning Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 13, customers can plan their end of summer and fall break trips, weekend getaways and family vacations anywhere along the Northeast Corridor (between Virginia Beach and Boston), for travel between Wednesday, August 1 through Friday, November 9, with no blackout dates.

Customers can relax and ride the rails to visit the most popular cities in the Northeast for their travel, whether it’s to catch a sporting event, join a family gathering, explore a new city, visit a historical site or to enjoy an outdoor adventure.

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Amtrak Takes Next Step to Enhance the Customer Experience at Philadelphia 30th Street Station

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News May 3, 2018

Issues RFQ Seeking Developer Partner

PHILADELPHIA – As part of its ongoing work to enhance the customer experience at Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Amtrak announced today it is seeking a master developer partner to update the historic station. With the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Amtrak begins a two-phase process that will result in the selection of a preferred developer who will assist in: introducing new customer amenities, reinvigorating the retail and commercial potential of the station, enhancing transit and pedestrian circulation and expanding the station’s concourses to accommodate anticipated increases in ridership.

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Amtrak Works with Discover Global Network to Offer Customers New International Credit Card Options

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News March 12, 2018

Amtrak is now accepting Diners Club International, JCB and UnionPay credit cards as payment options for Amtrak travelers.

The credit cards, which are part of the Discover Global Network, are accepted through Amtrak’s multiple payment channels including Amtrak.com, Amtrak mobile apps, Quick-Trak kiosks, staffed stations (where available) and by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

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