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Beth Toll

Amtrak to Invest $90 Million For Baltimore Penn Station Improvements

By | Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News April 4, 2019

Amtrak has reached commercial close for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand the historic station. Amtrak plans to invest up to $90 million in improvements to the historic station as part of the deal, including expansion and modernization to accommodate passenger growth and significantly improve the customer experience.

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Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

By | News April 1, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines. Harris will succeed Tim Griffin, who has elected to retire from Amtrak on April 12.

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Save Big on Spring and Summer Travel with the Amtrak Unprank Sale

By | Sales and Deals, Travel April 1, 2019

Customers who are traveling with Amtrak today—April 1—are invited to join in a special onboard karaoke competition hosted in the Quiet Car. April Fools! All jokes aside, you can still enjoy the oasis of calm in the Quiet Car and use your newfound savings to rent a karaoke machine for all your friends once you arrive at your final destination. Get there for less with 30 percent off Northeast Regional fares beginning Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 during Amtrak’s Unprank Sale.

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Amtrak Seeks New Passenger Equipment for Northeast Regional and State Corridor Service

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News January 18, 2019

Amtrak has released a Request for Proposals today, for a new fleet of single-level passenger rail vehicles to replace Amfleet I cars, providing new equipment with contemporary rail amenities to better serve Amtrak customers. Amfleet I cars are used primarily on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) and adjacent State Corridor routes, including Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Maple Leaf, Adirondack, Vermonter, Downeaster, Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, Keystone Service, Virginia Service and New Haven/Springfield Service.

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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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